Gemstone Dopping Techniques

Dopping techniques - faceting machine
Although gemstone dopping techniques and tools may vary, they all essentially help the lapidary control the rough while cutting. “Isini Jewellerie (1),” faceting machine head, Isini Jewellerie, Kandy, Sri Lanka, by Pierre Andre Leclercq is licensed under CC By-SA 3.0

What Are Gemstone Dopping Techniques?

Gemstone dopping is attaching a piece of rough gem to a stick. Regardless of the materials used, the adhesive that attaches the rough to the stick is called the dopping compound. The stick is called a dop stick or dop. Dopping gives the gem cutter greater control over the cutting process. (At …

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