Opal Jewelry Care: Expert Tips to Keep It Looking Its Best

Michelle Yuen Jewelry offers high-quality Australian opals, including Pocket Opal™ and unique jewelry pieces, to our valued customers. However, we still need to take proper care to keep it looking its best. If you're wondering how to care for your opal jewelry, you're in the right place. In this article, we'll share expert tips we know and am using.

Avoid Impacts and Scratches

To start, it's important to avoid impacts and scratches. Opal has a hardness of 5.5 - 6.5 on the Mohs Scale, making it relatively soft and susceptible to scratching or damage. To avoid any accident, remove your jewelry before doing activities like sports or other intense activities.

Avoid Temperature and Chemical Exposure

To keep opal jewelry safe, avoid extreme temperatures, sudden temperature changes, and contact with chemicals like cleaners or perfumes. Also, do not wear your opal jewelry while swimming or bathing.

Clean Your Opal Jewelry

To clean the jewelry when it gets dirty, use mild soap and water. Rinse well and dry with a soft cloth before storing. When cleaning, avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, as it might damage the surface of the opal.

Store Your Opal Jewelry Safely

When not wearing your opal jewelry, store it in a padded cloth bag or a sealed plastic bag for protection. This will help prevent scratches and damage from exposure to air.


At last, please always remember to handle your jewelry with care and store it properly when not in use. With these simple but important steps, we can then reassuredly enjoy the best look of our opal jewelry for years to come.

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