How to Care for Opal Inlay Jewelry

Our Na Hoku opal inlay pieces use high quality Australian crystal opal. Opals are delicate gemstones and require special attention and care.

The best way to avoid damage to an opal is preventative care. Remove opal jewelry when showering, swimming, or washing your hands, and avoid exposure to lotion and chemicals. It is best to remove your opal inlay pieces when doing any sort of activity that could bring the stone in contact with hard surfaces.

Opals can be sensitive to sudden changes in temperature or extreme changes in humidity levels.

Opals should be cleaned gently. To clean wipe with a damp soft cloth; never soak or immerse in water for prolonged periods of time. Opals should never be cleaned in an ultrasonic or steam cleaner and avoid exposure to bleach, chemical cleaning fluids, and salt water.