Hello Forum Folks, I would like to know some effective ways ofgetting a polish on Amber. I have pieces finished down to 1200 gritdiamond . I know there has been informaation in the past but I can'tseem to locate it. Would appreciate all replys and techniquesoffered. Also would like on start to finish on tumblingchips of Amber. Thanks a bunch, Joyce
After prepolishing amber polish it on a soft cotton muslin buff at3450RPM (if you have it) with ZAM. It will produce a perfect polish. Just don't use too much pressure....that will build the friction,and cause a surface flow...skewing the amber into ripples.
Cheers from Don at The Charles Belle Studio in SOFL where simpleelegance IS fine jewelry @coralnut2
Pearls Drops tooth polish on a muslin buffing wheel at the lowestsetting produces a beautiful finish.
For finishing smaller pieces in the tumbler, I use the Pearl Dropsin porcelain shot mixed with some plastic pellets for extra cushion.
One friend of mine had excellent results using toothpaste and histhumb to bring up a high polish on faceted amber (he is a gemfaceter). Jeffrey Everett
I would like to know some effective ways of getting a polish on
Best polish I've gotten on amber is by rubbing in on my blue jeans. It's a nice, soft polish.
Richard, in warm, muggy Michigan......ugggh!