While sapphires, rubies, and alexandrites are popular colored gems for couples choosing or designing engagement rings, opals are a perfect choice for those who want to add something special and unique to a major occasion such as a proposal or wedding.

Opal is a unique gemstone known for its characteristic fire or play of colors.  Its vivid colors and brilliant rainbow hues make opal engagement rings stand out among gemstone rings. Each opal stone is unique and distinctive in the world, perfectly appropriate for celebrating your romantic love story.

Exquisite opal engagement rings are beautiful and distinctive but require special care to maintain their beauty and durability. The following are tips and precautions that can help you maintain and care for your opal ring.

What is Opal?

Opal is a precious gemstone that is porous and composed of silica and water, containing about 20% water. It has a Mohs hardness of 5-6.5, which means it is a very soft gemstone.
Opals have a stunning rainbow-like display, due to their intrinsic microstructure that diffracts white light into all the spectrum colors.

Some Tips to Care for Your Opal Jewelry

Over time opals have been used in various types of jewelry including rings, necklaces, earrings, etc. If you want to wear an opal ring daily, you will want to take care of this ring more carefully. Because in our daily lives, our hands tend to suffer more than other parts of our body. Follow these tips about caring for your opal ring and make it be handed down from generation to generation as a beautiful opal heirloom.

Avoid Rapid Temperature Change

Opals can be sensitive to extreme temperature changes. Avoid sudden exposure to extreme heat or cold, as this can cause the opal to crack. Additionally, rapid temperature changes can lead to the phenomenon of opal crazing, which happens when the water inside the stone begins to move and causes deformation.

Clean it With a Soft and Damp Cloth

Clean your opal ring regularly to remove dirt and oils that can dull its luster. Do not use abrasive materials like toothbrushes or scrubbing pads to clean your opal ring. As opal is a soft stone, the surface can be easily scratched, so please use a soft and damp cloth instead.

Don't Submerge in Water

Opal is a precious gemstone that is porous, it’s best to avoid submerging it in water for extended periods. Remove your ring before swimming or doing the dishes. Besides, you must avoid touching your opal ring directly with water or soaking it in to clean it. As doing so will cause the stone to absorb water and lead to it losing its luster.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Do not expose your opal ring to harsh chemicals such as household cleaners, chlorine, or acetone. These can damage the opal and its setting. Clean the ring using a mild detergent and a damp soft cloth soaked in warm water.

Store Separately

When you’re not wearing your opal ring, store it separately from other jewelry to prevent scratching. You can use a soft pouch or a jewelry box with padded compartments. When an opal is exposed to dry conditions for an extended period of time, it may crack and dry up. Wrap it in a soft, moist cloth before putting it away.

Round Cut Opal Cluster Wedding Band Stacking Ring

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The Round Cut Opal Cluster Wedding Band regularly arranges opal stones and small moissanite stones on the ring arm, which is full of design.

Marquise Cut Opal Curved Wedding Band Unique Ring

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Opal Curved Wedding Band Unique Ring neatly arranges oval-shaped opal stones on the ring, and the overall style is simple and elegant.

3PCS Pear Shaped White Gold Opal Engagement Pavé Ring Set

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The opal engagement pave ring set is surrounded by a circle of pointed stones of different sizes, showing the charm of the Opal stone.

2PCS White Gold Pear Shaped Opal With Marquise Diamond Accented Bridal Set

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Opal With Marquise Diamond Accented Bridal Set uses the pure whiteness of diamonds to highlight the specialness of Opal, showing off the charming light of Opal.

Conclusion

At AmandaFineJewelry, we offer a wide range of opal rings in a variety of styles, from classic solitaires and stunning halos to intricate designs. If you’re looking for a distinctive and exquisite ring, explore our collection of exquisite opal rings.