Solid Crystal Opal in Swimmng Pools

by Debra
(Canada)

Can I wear my solid crystal opal pendant (from Lightning Ridge) in a swimming pool and a warm mineral springs pool?

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by: Peter

Hi Debra,

Chlorine will still affect the leather and if the
bail is glued in or onto the opal, still keep it out of water as it may soften the glue that has been used.

Kind regards/Peter
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by: Debra

Hi Peter,

Thank-you for your reply. The pendant is just a crystal opal that has a silver bail (bale)and is hung on a leather cord. It's not actually in a setting.

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by: Peter

Hi Debra

In answer to you question:

Chlorine in the water may have a chemical reaction with the setting of your pendant.

As we are unaware of how the opal is set into the pendant, it is usually best not to wear opal jewelry in water i.e. shower, swimming pools, mineral springs etc… though the opal itself would be unaffected by normal clean water.

Kind regards/Peter
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