Tumbled Emeralds Part 2 – Smoothing the Rough Edges!!
Well, it has been about a week since I put the emeralds into the tumbler. I stopped tumbling them today in the first step of the tumbling process (using the silicon carbide coarse grit), rinsed them off, let them dry, and readied them for step 2.
You won’t notice a huge difference in the stones yet, except for the fact that some of the hard edges and ridges have been smoothed away and some smaller pieces have broken off.
Now it is time for step 2 of the tumbling process. I reloaded the tumbling drum with the emeralds, added the med/fine silicon carbide grit, and filled the drum with water. I put it back on the tumbler for another week! The plan is to smooth the rough edges.
I did get some work done on The Gemstone Chronicles fantasy adventure series, so I didn’t waste the entire week! Stay tuned for more updates on the books and the emeralds!
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