(Closed) Do any of you beautiful ladies wear opal jewelry? Help!

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Post # 3
239 posts
Helper bee

I have worn Opals for years, ( It’s my birthstone) and I have never had a problem with them… I say wear them, I looove opals…

Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do you ever wear pearls? They’re kind of similar in how you take care of them. Don’t shower with them on, but don’t freak out if you get caught in the rain! My mom got an opal ring for her high school graduation, and she still wears it :). They’re really not as fragile as they seem, I promise!

Post # 6
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

They sound beautiful!  I would think earrings would be easier to keep safe vs. a ring.  My great aunt wore a ring for over 60years, opals were her birthstone, and it still looked beautiful after all those years. 

Post # 7
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

They sound beautiful! It’s my mom’s birthstone, and she has an opal ring that she wears every day and has for more than a decade. I think you don’t need to worry – especially with earrings, since it’s not like you’re going to be changing your tires or what have you with your ears. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

Just don’t hop in the shower with them on and you’ll be fine. Opals are my birthstone as well and I’ve never found them to be particularly hard to care for. Wear them and enjoy them! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yep agreeing with the girls above. Opal is both mine and my grandma’s birth stones, so there are a lot of opals floating around in my family. I had an opal ring that I wore every day for years– even working in a restaurant, etc. I did chip the opal but that was my own fault for doing work with my hands with it on (I hit the ring on an ice machine trying to fill the ice bucket. oops). I am assuming you wont be running your ears into large metal objects though? πŸ™‚

You’ll be fine. Don’t worry if they get wet outside… just don’t shower with them. Take them off and put them in their place when you’re done with them, and rub them occassionally (opals tend to get dried out and the oils from your hands will actually keep them healthy and make them prettier). You can also rub them with baby oil if they start to look dry. Be careful cleaning them, don’t drop them into normal cleaning solution. 

Post # 10
14656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had an opal ring that I wore for years and it held up like any other sapphire or diamond I’ve ever worn – cept for dropping it on the floor at Banana Rebuplic on Newbury.  That was the only thing it couldnt handle… but hand washing, dish washing, showers, (I’m not one to bother taking jewlery off to do anything) it survived just fine so I think your earrings are safe!

Post # 12
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Oh sounds pretty!  Lucky woman! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I really wouldn’t stress about it – just wear them and enjoy.  I had an opal necklace that I wore for a while and I always showered in it (the only jewelery I take off for showers is my rings) and it looks identical to the day I bought it.  I’ve also worned the same pair of pearl earrings for over 5 years and always shower/swim in them too.  Again – look identical to the day I bought them.

Based on the picture you posted, they sound like beautiful earrings!

Post # 16
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Opal is my birthstone and as a kid I wore opal earrings every day and never took them off to shower – and never had a problem.  My mom’s birthstone is also oval, and she paid careful attention when I was a kid that my pierced ears were kept clean, so she would’ve taken note if the earrings were being “abused.”

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