I am hoping someone can help me and offer some suggestions /
recommendations to polishing Chilean Lapis. My talent is a little
different than your typical jewelry as I am a pen maker. I have made
the bodies of my pens from turning Turquoise, Malachite, Marble and
now Lapis on a mini lathe. The problem I am having with the Lapis,
and hope you can offer some suggestions, is in the finishing of the
Lapis. I am looking to achieve a very high gloss polish finish on
the stone similar to that in which you find in jewelry, but so far
have been unsuccessful. The stone is beautiful, but I can’t seem to
bring the luster up to a high shine.
Please let me know what type of compound I should try in order to
achieve this and any techniques you might suggest as well.
Thanks for your time and sharing your