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FAQs about Opal Earrings
Opals have long been considered good luck and have been used to ignite creativity. Opals are also the birthstone for October, giving those born in that month a highly versatile stone to treasure, with a variety of colours to best represent them as an individual.
Opals vary in price from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. The lighter the colour of opal, the more common it is, and therefore more affordable. Small opal earrings are often more affordable than opal rings that feature a larger stone. Brilliant opal earrings can be found within any budget.
Opals can be worn every day, with care. Opals range from 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale, which makes them softer than other common stones, but not completely vulnerable. Opal earrings and opal necklaces are worn in places where they won't be at risk of damage, so you can wear these pieces daily without fear. You should always remove your opal earrings whenever swimming or washing your hair, as the gemstone can be especially sensitive to chemicals.
Opals are often given to celebrate the 13th year of marriage. Opal earrings make an excellent choice for an anniversary gift, especially when paired with diamonds and white gold.
You can keep your opal drop earrings or studs in shining shape with simple cleaning. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe away any imperfections. Avoid harsher cleaning techniques, such as steam cleaning or ultrasonic cleaners as these can damage the sensitive gemstone.
Most opal stud earrings are set in gold or silver. These metals are suitable for daily wear and allow the opal’s intrinsic beauty to shine. For pairs with additional gems, such as opal and diamond earrings, you will find these settings in gold.
Opal’s play-of-colour is always in style, offering beautiful glow for earrings. A simple pair of opal stud earrings can dress up any casual outfit while intricate opal drops are perfect for more formal occasions.
Studs are a wonderful way to let this unique gemstone shine. Studs include simple four-claw settings or more ornate pairs with added accents and diamonds. Drop earrings are also a popular choice for white opals or intense fire opals.
Whether you’re giving a pair of opal and diamond earrings to a new mom, gifting opal drops for an anniversary or purchasing a pair of silver opal earrings as a “just because” gift, this jewellery is wonderful to gift for any occasion.