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NEPHRITE JADE AND CHRYSOPRASE polishing


#1

I have collect some beautiful nephrite jade and chrysoprase rough material and
learning to cab it.
Would you tell me :
How to polish nephrite and chrysoprase?
What polishing material to be use will better?
What is the criteria?
Please help me ,since I can’t polished it well. Especially nephrite jade, I got
bad result in polishing.


#2

I have collect some beautiful nephrite jade and chrysoprase rough material and
learning to cab it.
Would you tell me :
How to polish nephrite and chrysoprase?
What polishing material to be use will better?

I’ve polished chrysoprase few times. The result was absolutely amazing.
First, I have to say that I’ve cut it with a facetting machine, using a 400
and 600 grit lap. I did it like an oval’s crown and, always using the
facetting machine, I gently rounded the girdle’s and facet’s edges by hand,
with a 600 and 1200 grit lap, to obtain a perfect oval shape and a perfect
dome. Secondly, I polished the cab by hand with a Spectra Lap. I obtained
a superb luster, like if water was flowing over it.

Claude Marc-Aurèle
Loupin @Infobahnos.com


#3

I have collect some beautiful nephrite jade and chrysoprase rough material and
learning to cab it.
Would you tell me :
How to polish nephrite and chrysoprase?

G’day: I am emailing you an answer in some detail, direct, as it will take a bit of space, and I don['t want to clutter up this forum.
Cheers, John burgess


#4

I have collect some beautiful nephrite jade and chrysoprase rough material and
learning to cab it.
Would you tell me :
How to polish nephrite and chrysoprase?
What polishing material to be use will better?
What is the criteria?
Please help me ,since I can’t polished it well. Especially nephrite jade, I got
bad result in polishing.

I have had good results using 1500 emery paper as a prepolish and 50000 dia
on a polypad


#5

Hey…!!!

Interested … but …???..take it off line or advise ALL of US …What THE
H… is it… then we can ALL LISTEN, Partisipate… etc.

RIGHT DOC??
Jim

Jim,

Are you unhappy at that this discussion is taking place here? Or is it
that you do not know what Nepherite Jade or Chrysoprase is??? I do not
understand what you are after or what it is you are unhappy with or what
ever…

John

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Maiden Metals
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