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Quartz Polishing Survey Results

Looking for lap, polish, or lubricant suggestions for quartz polishing? You can find numerous combinations and technical advice in our IGS member survey results.

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Editor’s Note: Some years ago, the International Gem Society (IGS) conducted a survey of members’ polishing techniques. Here, you’ll find the results for quartz polishing. Whether you’re just starting to learn the art of gem cutting or just looking for a new way to tackle a problematic gem material, we hope these results provide some useful suggestions.

For more information about the survey or to find results for more gemstones, click here.

Quartz Polishing Techniques

Ultra LapCerium/Aluminum Oxidevinegar, water/water15
DynalapCerium Oxidewater9
Spectra (Ultra Lap)Cerium Oxidewater8
Lucite50k diamondoil or water8
PhenolicCerium/Linde Awater5
Tin14-50k diamondoil5
BATT50-100k diamondoil3
CDCerium Oxidewater4
Raytech Fast Lap50k diamondCrysta Lubrication2
Spectra (Ultra Lap)Magi Colloidal Silicavinegar, water/water2
Copper50k diamondbarrier cream2
CopperLinde Awater1
Ceramic100k diamondKroil/oil1
Raytech Polyfilmceriumwater1
TurbofanGreen (Dialux)water1


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