I’m a metals student at Bridgewater state college in Massachusetts
(about an hour south of Boston). I’ve concentrated my work to jewelry
and I’ve come to find that I need certain stones that Rio and the
likes can’t provide. I bought a piece of garnet called andradite and
I’d like to set it into a ring. I could only find it in its raw
crystal form however.
I’m wondering what to begin with to get this to the point where I
can set it. I’m not looking to facet this myself or anything, I’m
merely looking to cut off a piece of the crystal to use in place of a
traditionally cut and polished stone.