SPECIFIC POLISHING COMPOUNDS FOR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES
The use of semi-precious stones is very common in jewelry. These stones, whose hardness is between 4 and 9 on the Mohs scale, are numerous and considered as minerals, extracted from natural sites.
In jewelry, for manufacturing or restoration, these semi-precious stones are polished to reveal all the shine of the stone.
EXTREM SOLID POLISHING COMPOUNDS
When stones have a hardness between 4 and 8 on Mohs scale, MERARD EXTREM polishing compounds offer excellent polishing results whatever the polishing phase is.
EXTREM polishing compounds contain a unique combination of ceramic and diamond abrasives called Cerax. This abrasive offers high quality polishing and fast execution and is particularly recommended for these delicate surfaces.
EXTREM polishing line includes 3 compounds for preparation, polishing and finishing steps that should be used with our different buffing cotton mops or felts.
Here are our polishing recommendations for a semi-precious stone with a hardness between 4 and 8 on Mohs scale:
SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES
Many semi-precious stones are used in jewelry and for watch dials. Here are few of them:
Actinote, Agate, Aquamarine, Alexandrite, Almandin, Amblygonite, Amethyst, Anatase, Andradite, Anglesite, Apatite, Aventurine, Axinite, Barytin, Benitoite, Brazilianite, Cancrinite, Charoite, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Clinozoisite, Cordierite, Carnelian, Crystal of rock, Danburite, Demantoid, Disthenes, Elbaite, Epidote, Goshenite, Garnet, Haüyne, Heliodorus, Hematite, Hiddenite, Jade, Jasper, Kunzite, Lapis lazuli, Larimar, Malachite, Melanite, Microcline, Morganite, Tiger’s eye, Oligoclase, Onyx, Opal, Painite, Periclase, Peridot, Moonstone, Sun Stone, Prehnite, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Rhodonite, Rutile, Scheelite, Serpentine, Sodalite, Spessartine, Spinel, Spodumene, Staurolite, Tanzanite, Tremolite, Topaz, Tourmaline, Turquoise, Uvarovite, Variscite, Zircon
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