Post # 16
I was just at an estate jewelry store and a lady dropped a nice opal pear ring and it cracked on the tile. It was sad, opals are definitely a very soft delicate gemstone and it’s not recommended for heavy wear.
Post # 17
I’m curious about a statement made here about it not being safe to wear gold jewellery in a pool…I have worn my rings in a pool all of my life with no issues. Is this a commonly held belief??
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joosystooks : FWIW I also used to have an opal ring. It cracked. One day I hope to have a black opal ring for occasional wear only.
Post # 20
This is mine that I’m getting Saturday! I cannot wait! Opal is my favorite stone😍
Post # 21
- Wedding: July 2017 - Nashville, TN
I’m waiting on this to arrive
Post # 22
I have an opal ring that I bought myself for everyday use. I wear it every day and am pretty hard on it… wear it 24/4/7, and pretty much only take it off while swimming or doing dishes or gardening, and it looks great after almost 3 years.
Post # 23
- Wedding: December 2018 - City, State
Not e-ring, but Nanna gifted this to me (a gift from my grandpa). It is a doubet (?) so cannot be immersed in water.
I’m terrified to wear it because the sentimental value is so high and I’ve heard so many stories about opals damaging and I’m not the most careful.
Desperately needs a clean and will be my something blue on our wedding day!
Post # 24
joosystooks : I wouldn’t get an opal for your engagement ring if you plan on wearing it all the time for life BUT I was looking in to some opal wedding bands. I’m not sure if you plan to change out your wedding bands occasionally or stack them but I found a couple that are gorgeous that would go beautifully with most engagement rings. So that could always be an option if you just HAVE to have opals 🙂
Post # 25
Opal RHR my mom gave me. She got it in 2004 and neither of us have ever had any problems with it.
Post # 26
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
I am an October baby, AND we’re getting married in October. Opals are our favorite stone, but we knew that klutz-o-rama that I am, it wasn’t a good idea for an engagement ring.
I am planning to get a stacking band in opal though; I likely won’t wear it everyday, but I definitely want both the symbolism and the stone to have along with my everyday rings.
I’d say you’re better off choosing a tougher stone for your e-ring. My main opal is a pendant and it’s held up wonderfully for years.
Post # 27
joosystooks : okay one more and then I’ll stop lol I was fan girling over this Mociun opal piece for an engagement ring before I got mine. If you did get it as an engagement ring I would literally be soooo careful with it (no washing your hands with it, sleeping with it, cleaning or working out with it etc) but it’s beautiful!!!!
Post # 28
missmonroe711 : Holy crap, that’s magical.
Post # 29
joosystooks : I only have opal earrings, but my best friend has worn her opal ring pretty much daily for the past two decades. No issues with scratching or anything 🙂