If you’re looking for low-maintenance jewelry, opal rings may be ideal for you. That being said, just like any other jewelry, there are a few steps you should take regularly to care for your opal rings. Here’s what you should know about maintaining the incredible beauty of your opal rings.
Clean Your Opal Rings
It is highly advisable to clean your opal rings every other month. If you have a solid opal ring, it should be cleaned gently with a soft cleaning tool, like a cloth or toothbrush. Swish the solid opal ring in a foamy solution of warm water and a couple of drops of mild, odorless dish soap. This will eliminate any built-up dirt or debris from the surface of the stone. Then, dampen a microfiber cloth with the mild solution and wipe down the ring gently. Finally, dry your ring thoroughly with a dry microfiber cloth.
If you have a doublet or triplet opal ring, do not submerge the stone. Rather, moisten a microfiber jewelry cloth with a mild cleaning solution, wipe down the ring carefully, wipe down the ring with a moist microfiber cloth and dry the ring with a microfiber cloth very carefully. Water can penetrate opals and make them appear cloudy.
What if My Opal Ring Gets Scratched?
Professional polishing is required if your opal ring gets scratched or starts to lose its luster. That said, if you store your opal ring in a padded cloth bag, you shouldn’t have to worry about the quality of your ring diminishing for years.
Long-Term Storage Tips
If you’re not going to wear your opal rings any time soon, keep in mind that water may seep out of your precious gemstone after a while. Particularly if you plan to store your opal ring in an environment with low humidity, consider keeping your ring in cotton wool moistened with a bit of water. For extra protection, strongly consider storing your opal ring and moistened cotton wool in a sealed plastic bag.
Want More Information On Opal Rings?
Caring for opal rings is easy. To keep them lustrous, clean them every other month with a mild detergent and soft, damp cloth or soft toothbrush. For more advice on how to care for opal rings, please feel free to contact us at Monarch Jewelry in Orlando, FL.