Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG)
Color: Wide range of colors available.
Moh’s Hardness: 8.5
Refractive Index: 1.833
Critical Angle: 33.12°
Specific Gravity: 4.55
Heat Sensitivity: Slight
Birefringence (double refraction): None
Crystal Structure: Isometric
What I prefer to polishing with: Tin lap with Alumina oxide. Zinc laps with 8,000 pre-polish and 50,000 polish.
Jeff’s Comments: Cuts and polishes like Garnet. It is quite pretty especially in clear and light colors.