As I may have mentioned, I’m starting to try to learn to facet. It
is going slowly, as I don’t have much time to put into it, but I
I have read about the use of solutions that match the RI of stone to
reveal the internal condition of the rough. What I want to know is,
are there things I can use that I would have around, or do I need to
buy special substances for this purpose? I’ve seen how wonderfully
this can work when I dropped a moonstone into opticon and it
disappeared except for the fracture, and an unearthly glow. But
opticon is not practical for testing rough!
I have a jar full of pale aquamarine that is so beat up on the
outside that I can’t tell whether any of it is usable. What do I pop
it into to make it “disappear”?
Thanks for any and all help!