When it comes to opal engagement rings, diamonds may be the most popular choice, but they are far from one. Many ring designers will offer potential brides and grooms - they will have a number of stone options to decorate their band, allowing budget users and those looking for a real ring to go for fun.
However, there is a type of stone that many wedding ring makers will warn their customers about, and that is opal. This is not because opal does not make the ring a spectacular ring, because it does, but simply because, as gemstones go, it is close to the top of the list 'hard to care for', making it unsuitable for use as a engagement ring.
Many designers of opal wedding rings know, for example, that opal is very fragile and fragile, very different from even the most common diamond. This makes this type of gemstone not recommended for people living active lifestyles. Ignoring the removal of the opal ring before doing any of the much-needed work will likely result in the cracking of a gemstone or a dull look.
Similarly, opal is very sensitive to heat, which can also cause problems for brides and grooms who want one of these stones in their ring. In addition, these rocks should not be subjected to sudden changes in temperature and may be affected by something as simple as moving out of a very hot house into a snowy winter day. For these and other reasons, the designers of the engagement ring tried their best to distract their customers from getting opals.
The brave ones who feel unable to cope with the challenge of having one of these stones in their engagement ring, however, will need to take a few safety precautions to ensure stone preservation. Opals should, for example, be regularly polished with a soft cloth and soap and water at room temperature. Owners of opal engagement rings should also avoid immersing the stone in water or chemical solutions, as they may cause the opal layers to split.
More importantly, these stones should not be left out where they may be visible from objects and, again, this includes common objects such as open windows or radiators. Opal owners living in arid areas also need to ensure that the stone is permanently filled with water, preferably a piece of cotton inside a sealed plastic bag.
Safety precautions such as these that lead wedding ring makers to consider opal as a bad choice of ring stone. Customers who think they can afford the level of stone care of this type are required, however, they will find their high brightness very pleasing with their attractive