Here at HEARTSMITHS, we specialize in Opal Jewelry set in CYANIDE-FREE Sterling silver and 18K gold fill. All of our Materials used are genuine, high quality and approved by the Dutch Federation of Silver & Gold.
All of my Silver is CYANIDE FREE and has a layer of RHODIUM to prevent tarnishing from oxidization. All you need to use is a silver polish cloth to keep your jewelry like new!
18K gold fill:
A dry polish cloth is all you need to keep your jewelry shiny!
Opal is a precious gemstone that when cared for correctly will last a lifetime and can be handed down throughout generations. Opals are more delicate then other gemstones, they are sensitive living things, but they can still be worn daily as long as some simple rules are followed. Regardless of whether your piece of Opal Jewelry has a solid Opal or Doublet or Triplet inside, it can easily be cared for and look amazing for years to come.
Tips On Caring For your Opal Jewelry
- Opal Doublets and Triplets are not recommended to wear when swimming, nor in hot water with chemicals.
- Never wear Opal Jewelry while you play sports or work in the garden. Opal can be scratched by dirt particles and any hard knocks can cause the Opal to crack.
- Buy quality Opal stones from a knowledgeable dealer or Jeweler. Preferably someone who is an Opal cutter. Now this may sound like strange “care” advice, but the stone you purchase is as important as the care you give it. Here’s why. Many jewelers don’t know one Opal from another and cannot offer you the right Opal care advice. If you know what you’ve got…you can know how to look after it.
- What should I do to avoid damaging an Opal? Don’t wear it doing the gardening, because the sand or soil may take the polish off the stone, or, if you get too energetic, you could smash the stone against a rock, and Opals don’t like being treated that way. (Neither would you or I). And of course, there is the chance that the gold or silver claws will be damaged, and you could loose the stone altogether. Take it off if you are doing any sort of work that could bring the stone in contact with hard surfaces. A flick of the wrist in the wrong direction could chip it.