buyers guide


Caring for Opal

Opal is comparatively soft and therefore more fragile than many other gems. It can crack if it dries out or is moved from warmth to cold.

Opal should be kept in a soft, padded bag or pouch and cleaned with a soft dry cloth or with a damp cloth. They can be washed in warm soapy water. They should not be cleaned with chemicals and ultrasonic treatments and steamers should be avoided.

Caring for Opal (Summary)

•    Keep in constant temperature to prevent cracking
•    Keep in soft padded pouch
•    Wash in warm soapy water and clean with dry or damp cloth
•    Do not use chemicals or steamers.