The Radiant World Of Opal Jewellery: How To Care For Your Precious Pieces
Opal, a rare Gemstone known for its captivating play-of-colour, is known to be mesmerizing. Owning Opal jewellery is like possessing a piece of the universe’s artistry. In this blog, we will not only showcase stunning Opal jewellery pieces that are breathtaking from the legacy house of C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers but also provide you with essential tips on how to take care of them to maintain their vibrant colours. Let us dive into the radiant world of Opal Gemstones.
The Rarity of Opal
Opals are a geological wonder of a sedimentary stone. They are formed when proper conditions prevail, when silica-rich water seeps into cracks and cavities in rocks in due course evaporating, leaving behind silica spheres. Over time, these spheres arrange each other into a captivating grid-like pattern, creating the Opal’s unique play-of-colour. This makes opals particularly rare and valuable in their scarcity. Unlike other Gemstones, Opals are not typically found in large deposits. High-quality Opals are relatively rare, making them highly sought after by collectors and jewellery enthusiasts.
Stunning Opal Jewellery Pieces
At C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers, get tempted with a showcase of expert cuts and the astonishing beauty of Opals. There is nothing more than timeless elegance and craftsmanship that reflects the expertise of the legacy showroom.
Opal Engagement Rings: Opal engagement rings are gaining popularity for their unique and symbolic appeal. The play-of-colour in Opals adds an extra layer of meaning to the ring, signifying the ever-changing beauty of a loving relationship.
Opal Necklaces: Opal necklaces come in various styles, from minimalist pendants showcasing a single Opal to intricate designs featuring Opal clusters. These necklaces draw attention to the opal’s play-of-colour, making them a statement piece.
Opal Earrings: Opal earrings come in several designs, including studs, dangles, and hoops. The movement of earrings can enhance the play-of-colour, creating a dynamic and eye-catching effect.
Caring for Your Opal Jewellery
To ensure your Opal jewellery maintains its vibrant colours and remains in excellent condition, we recommend these care tips:
Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Opals are relatively soft gemstones, so avoid exposing them to harsh chemicals, such as household cleaners or perfumes. These substances can damage the Opal surface and affect its play-of-colour.
Gentle Cleaning: Opals love to be hand polished. Clean your Opal jewellery with a soft, damp cloth or chamois. Avoid using abrasive materials that could scratch the surface. For stubborn dirt, use a mild soap solution and rinse thoroughly.
Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Opals are sensitive to extreme temperature changes. Avoid exposing your Opals to rapid shifts in temperature, such as placing them in hot water or exposing them to direct sunlight for extended periods.
Jewellery During Bedtime: Avoid wearing jewellery while sleeping. You will be astonished if you know how much you move around. There are also possibilities of causing damage with your body weight exerting pressure on them and with unknown knocks at the bed edges, wall surface or hard items.
Store Properly: When not wearing your Opal jewellery, store it in a soft pouch or a jewellery box or ensure that you individually wrap your gems in a soft protective cloth to protect them from scratches and prevent them from meeting other jewellery pieces. Although safes and lockboxes are secure places for storage, they are usually airless and have very little humidity. Opals contain water as an essential component and like many other gems, will “dry out” and form cracks referred to as crazing if subjected to extended dry storage.
Regular Inspections: Periodically inspect your Opal jewellery for loose stones or signs of wear. If you notice any issues, bring them to any of our magnificent showrooms at C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers to be attended by our professional relationship managers, who will feel happy to address your needs.
Owning Opal jewellery is like owning a piece of the cosmos, with its ever-changing play-of-colour and inherent rarity. By adapting these care tips, you can ensure that your Opal jewellery pieces remain as stunning and vibrant as the day you acquired them. Treat your Opal jewellery with concern, and it will continue to enchant and captivate for generations to come.
Did you know?
Opal is the national Gemstone of Australia. Opals love to be worn and referred to as a Queen of Jewellery. It is presumed that Opals can take approximately 5-6 million years for about one-centimetre thickness at a depth of forty metres, provided there is a lot of silica in the water solution.