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Caring for opals

there are some fabulous opals used in jewellery. They need careful looking after.

They are very soft

Sensitive to changes in the environment

Any cracks or crazes devalue them

When storing them wrap in soft tissue

Do not clean in an ultrasonic cleaner

Store well away from heat and very cold

Prevent drying by covering in cotton wool with a drop of water

Do not get perfume near to opals it can erode them

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