O.K. Accidents do happen, but how and when this occurred I don’t
have a clue. Just got finished setting some gorgeous lavender/purple
chalcedony stones which I purchased at the Tucson gem show a number
of years ago. Made a series using them as they are all different
Got them all finished, when I noticed a tiny, miniscule scratch on
the surface of one of them. It is so tiny that I never noticed it
until after I did some final last minute polishing with zam which
left that notorious black goo on my pieces. Used my usual home brew
of ammonia, simple green and dish washing detergent to remove the
gunk. Six of the stones are perfect, but the one I liked the best,
has a very very small scratch.
Only reason I saw it was that it still had some of the black zam in
Managed to wash it out, but the scratch is there, almost invisible
to the naked eye, but i know it is there and I certainly don’t want
to sell it that way.
Now to my question. Is there any way I can remove the scratch
without having to remove the stone from the bezel setting? Removing
the stone would be easy enough, but unfortunately, the fine silver
bezel is very work hardened as I had put it in my tumbler before
setting the stones. Also the bezel is 24 gauge, and gave me a lot of
resistance when I was setting the stone.
The piece is set with an amethyst, and I don’t want to run the risk
of damaging it.
So, is all hopelessly lost??? Or do some of you wise people have a
suggetion for me.