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Opal Necklace

Opal NecklaceAn opal necklace can look very nice and set off the shape of the neck very well.

When choosing an opal necklace there are some points it is well to keep in mind.

There are many different types of opal which can be set into a necklace. Also many different prices as well.

The most popular is the white opal. These can be relatively inexpensive and make a fine necklace that goes with most fashion.

Some of the most expensive are the black opal. These are like the basic black of jewelry and can really complement what you are wearing very tastefully.

If you can try and pick an opal necklace in which the opal is held in pace with a claw rather than glued in. Glue has been known to deteriorate over time, especially with the perfumes, creams and chemicals in soaps that we put on our skin. They can have an adverse affect on the glue as well as the necklace.

The necklace could be made with 14 or 18 karat gold or platinum. Both are long lasting and hard wearing. Ensure the clasp is well made and not so hard to open or close that it breaks with the effort.

Ensure you get a certificate with the opal to verify its authenticity and value. This you will need for insurance purposes and also you might want to sell the necklace one day.

Maintaining your opal necklace is important too. A regular wash in warm soapy water and rinsed well will keep it clean of all the accumulated grime. Make sure it is dried well and stored when not in use in a separate container and not mixed with other jewelry such as diamonds which may scratch the opal.

With proper care and attention you can have a wonderful opal necklace that is long lasting and gives many years of pleasure.

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