Ethiopian opals are truly one-of-a-kind yet delicate natural gemstones, but with a proper care your opal jewelry should be in beautiful condition for years to come. Always keep away from water! This is the most important thing to keep in mind when taking care of your Ethiopian opal jewelry (especially opal rings). Remove your opal ring when washing your hands, cleaning dishes, taking a shower, relaxing in hot tubs or Jacuzzis or going swimming. Any activity or setting that involves water or liquid, please keep away from your opal ring!