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Opal

Caring for opals

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Opal is a relatively soft, porous stone that's subject to damage in a number of different ways. Because opals contain water, many of the care tips for opals involve water in one way or another.
 
If you store your opal jewelry in a safe deposit box, put it in an airtight bag with a piece of wet cloth, or put it in a small jar of water to keep it moist.
 
Avoid using liquid detergents and soaps around your opal. The detergent could be absorbed by the stone and dull its sparkle.
 
Do not oil your opal. Glycerin and other oil-based liquids can cause the opal to leech moisture.
 
Opal jewelry can be cleaned in warm water with a little detergent - but limit soaking time in the water to no more than five minutes. Wipe the top of the stone with a soft, dry cloth to remove residues. Never clean opal jewelry in a sonic cleaner or with harsh chemicals.
 
It's important to know whether the opals in your jewelry are solid opals, or composites. Composite opals (doublets and triplets) should never be immersed in water, as it can get between the layers and damage the glue or spoil the appearance of the stone. Instead, clean the stone carefully with a moist cloth, or with toothpaste on a fine-bristled brush.
 
If your opal loses some of its shine, it can be recut or repolished by a jeweler.
 
Opals are soft stones - only 5-6.5 on the Mohs gem hardness scale. They can easily be damaged by hard surfaces, including other jewelry in your jewelry box. To avoid that, always store opal jewelry wrapped in protective cloth or in its own box. If you're going to store an opal for a long period of time, storing it in a ziplock baggie with a piece of damp cloth will help prevent crazing of the stone.
 
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Beaded Jewelry

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Beaded jewelry is too beautiful to allow it to be damaged. This article gives several helpful tips to help keep your beaded jewelry beautiful for years.

 
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Jewelry

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Jewelry signifies items of personal adornment, such as necklaces, rings, brooches, earrings and bracelets. Jewelry may be made from any material, such as gemstones, precious metals or shells, besides other materials, depending on cultural differences and availability of materials. Jewelry may be appreciated because of geometric or other patterns, or meaningful symbols. (Items such as belts and handbags etc. are considered to be accessories rather than jewelry.)
 
The word jewelry is derived from the word jewel, which was Anglicised from the Old French "jouel" circa the 13th century. Further tracing leads back to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything. Jewelry is one of the oldest forms of body adornment; recently found 100,000 year-old beads made from Nassarius shells, are thought to be the oldest known jewelry.
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Cleaning and Caring for Diamond Jewelry

How To Clean Diamond Rings

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Hand lotions, hair styling products and everyday grime all leave enough of a film on your diamond ring to keep it from looking its best. And if you wait too long between cleanings, those materials can accumulate into a thick layer of gunk on the back of your diamond, blocking light and making the diamond appear dull and lifeless.

 
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