(Closed) Help please! How do you care for an opal ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

They are delicate, so they shouldn’t be worn if they’ll get banged around a lot.  I have heard they can crack if they undergo a rapid change in humidity, though I’m not sure how true that is.

Post # 5
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

gently have a damp cloth and wet it each day.  opals are water gems, they like staying moist since drying out can crack them.  


if you wear perfumes, spray them before wearing opals, or just don’t spray anywhere near them.  don’t rub lotions all over them if its on your fingers, take it off first.


be conscious of its softness.

Post # 6
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with the above posters.  It’s definitely one of those gemstones that needs to be babied.  I also would not wear it to work where you are constantly taking gloves on and off.  Don’t soak it in any kind of commercial jewelry cleaner.

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