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Opal Jewelry Care

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Opal jewelry – Opal is a semi-precious stone and pearl iridescent, and this makes it valued for their beauty in jewelry of all kinds. Opals small balls are made ​​of silica and contain up to 6% water, which makes them fragile and sensitive to changes in temperature. Colors range from pale pink to orange, red, yellow, green, blue and even gray and black. Australian mines provide up to 95% of opals used in jewelry, but Mexican opals are also popular.

Opal jewelry is delicate stones mainly due to its high water content. If dry outdoors, they will become fragile and brittle but for most climates, you need only one care reasonable. It is best not to use opals in very cold temperatures, since the change of the outside temperature indoors can cause cracking. They should not be stored directly near heat sources or near open windows in winter. To clean opals, use a soft cloth or a brush and water at room temperature with a mild detergent. Do not immerse the stone, as this can loosen the glue that holds the layers of silica together.

Avoid chemicals such as hairspray or makeup in opal jewelry, as these products can damage the surface of the stone. But if these products come in contact with your stone, wash it off immediately with mild detergent and dry with

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