How to Polish Precious Gems

August 12, 2016

ThinkstockPhotos-186072527When you purchase a piece of fine jewelry for yourself or a loved one, you will be making an investment that will last a lifetime. Whether you choose diamonds, emeralds, or another stone for your piece, you will want to bring your precious stones to a Tucson jewelry store for regular polishing. By polishing your precious gems, you can keep them looking sparkling and bright for years to come. Here is a closer look at the process of polishing precious gems.

Clean Away Dirt and Debris

The first step of polishing a precious gem is to clean away any dirt and debris that has built up on the surface of the stone. If a gem is dirty before it is polished, it may not attain its optimal shine or finish. Your jeweler will have access to special cleaning solutions and tools that are designed specifically for use with precious gems.

Apply a Polishing Agent

Depending on the type of gem, your jeweler may choose to apply a polishing agent to the surface of the stone. Certain liquid polishing agents, such as aluminum oxide or tin oxide, can be used to enhance the polishing process. After the polishing agent has been applied, it will be time to start polishing the surface of the gem.

Smooth Away Any Rough Marks

The final step of the gem polishing process is to smooth away any rough marks that are found on the surface of the gem. In order to create a smooth and sparkling surface, your jeweler may choose a very fine type of sandpaper. After the gemstone has been sanded, it will be in like new condition once again.

If you have precious stones that are in need of polishing, be sure to bring your jewelry to Fast Fix Tucson for repairs. Our jewelry stores offer a range of repair and polishing services, and we can restore the condition of your fine pieces. Call our Tucson Mall location at (520) 696-0403 or our Park Place Mall location at (520) 514-9292 to set up a repair appointment today.

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