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Opal Care

Opal Care Opals are a beautiful gemstone and should be cared for like most other gemstones. Opal is not as hard other gemstones so keeping your opal safe is important. Opal can scratch or crack if dropped on a hard surface. (So can a diamond) So care should be taken when storing you opal. Always keep your opal in a padded jewelry bag or soft cloth when storing it. If your opal is set in a piece of jewelry make sure when you are wearing it that you don’t knock it against any hard walls because the opal may scratch. Opal is happiest in water since opal was formed in…

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Black Opal Earrings

Earrings have been around for centuries almost as long as people have had ears. When earrings are used, most people will have a hole pierced in their ear, or they will use clips to clip onto the ear. Gemstones have been a trendy eye-catcher for earrings. Gold and silver are commonly used to set the gemstone in. The gemstones can be set in a few ways. The most popular methods are either claw set with arm-like claws holding the gemstone into the setting. The other way is a rub-over setting that has an edge that has hammer set the gemstone into the piece. One of the most unique and beautiful…

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Silver Opal Jewelry

The word Opal is derived from Latin word and the Sanskrit words which mean ‘precious stone’. Opal is an exceptional precious gemstone. They are found in volume in a few parts of Australia and small areas of South America and Mexico. It has been considered as the birthstone for the month of October and for the people with the zodiac signs of Libra. Opal is fashioned in the low temperatures in the mines and can also be extracted from the different stones having the composition of high deposits of silica. If one says that there is no comparison to the grace and attraction a jewel brings to a person when…

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