How to Polish Gems with Compact Discs

how to polish gems with compact discs
Although technology may have left compact discs in its wake, you can still find them very easily. If you’re looking for something inexpensive to experiment with as a polishing or faceting lap for gemstones, read on. “Compact Disc” by Rodrigo Denúbila. Licensed under CC By-SA 2.0.

Gem faceters are a diverse group of folks. I appreciate those who developed the great cuts I use. Then, there are those who developed new tools and techniques, those who found new sources of rough, and those who have written informatively on these topics. I appreciate them all, even those who run gem societies. ;^)

I know many among these gem cutters perpetually search for better, cheaper, or more convenient approaches. This springs not from laziness but a desire to increase productivity and quality. These efforts frequently include searching for items to make into laps. Perhaps not surprisingly, some gem cutters have …

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