I have a large “tent-shaped” green tourmaline set into a gold ring.
The stone has scratches over the high “tented” areas at the top of
the stone. Several years ago a fellow here polished out all of the
scratches with the stone still set in the ring. I know this is not
the usual way to repolish a stone, but with so much raised area, he
did a great job cleaning up the stone for me.
Since I have a polishing wheel, and a Foredom, I was wondering if
any of you lapidary people could tell me the process for getting
these scratches out myself. What would I use for polishing mediums,
and what progression? Since this is my ring, I would like to learn
how to keep it nice and do it myself as needed every few years.
Diana, vacationaing in St. Louis, where it is blazing hot right now.