Sandra, et al !
Let me put some of my .02 scents worth in here… ALL RINGS MUST BE
PRE-POLISHED before setting. Now we got this all celared up, if I
have to do any clean-ups after setting I would use a pumice wheel of
180 grit, this leaves little labour for the ‘polisher’ afterwards.
Opals are soft and can loose their bevelled surface during the heavy
polishing, but most ring polishers are very gentle with these
stones…“most” is the clue word. I spend about 30% of my setting time
in the ‘full clean-up’ everywhere…If I see any file marks they must
be removed while at my bench, and not left for anyone else to ‘polish
Again in your case, I wold run a Flat or Tapered pumice wheel…(of
your choosing) and check for any blemishes…then use a gentle Triploy
and then a ‘light’ rouge afterwards!..BTW…silver is VERY SOFT and