RE: [Authentic_SCA] Looking for info on period rock polishing
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> I'm looking for info on how to clean and polish the gems up so that I > know what it is I have!A great source for carving gemstones is Theophilus, "On Divers Arts." It
has a chapter or two on carving gemstones. Before you start with the star
garnets, though, I would suggest getting something else of a similar
hardness and size to practice on. With star stones, you have to think more
about which direction the star will be facing, so it's a little more
complicated to polish.
Happy polishing and carving!
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