Tumbled Emeralds – Part 3!
I have an update on the emerald tumbling I have been doing. I have now finished the second step of the tumbling process and proceeded to Part 3. Below are pictures of the emeralds after the med/fine grit did its job for a week during the second step. You can see how the little chips are knocked off the larger pieces and the rough edges are smoothing out. The silicon carbide grit is doing its job!
Note that the stone is smoother and more rounded than in the previous step. However, there isn’t much shine yet. That will begin to show up after step 3, the pre-polishing step. As the grit gets finer, the polish takes shape.
The next post will be in a few days once the pre-polishing step is complete. In the meantime, I think some more gemstone hunting and writing The Gemstone Chronicles is in order!
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