Faceting rough gemstone is an essential step in the production of fine gemstone jewellery. Faceting harsh means are working with a rough surface, a smooth, uncut surface of the stone, and a loose, slightly irregular shape.
Uses of Gemstone:
The reason for choosing rough surfaces to facet is that uneven surfaces allow the stone to have a more open "eye" than smooth surfaces, resulting in a better polish and more even, evenly-sized facets. Rough gemstones are used in many jewellery applications, including rings, pendants, necklaces, and earrings. Some rough gemstones, such as quartz, are sometimes used to create coloured gemstone jewellery.
Rough gemstones can come from many places. Rough Gemstones can be cut by hand, machine, or by a combination of both. Rough gemstones are often used to make jewellery designed to look like natural gemstones, but that is not always the case. A rough gemstone may not look, feel, or even be made exactly like a natural gemstone. Faceted rough gemstones usually are not as natural looking as the stones they look like, but they do still look pretty nice and sparkle.
Rough gemstones are most often cut by hand. Many times this can lead to a high-quality stone that is unique and different. The cutting of a rough gemstone can be done very quickly, and the stone can also be "polished" by hand and is sometimes done daily or even weekly. Sometimes rough gemstones are cut in a laboratory or machine-aided. Either way, a rough gemstone should have a polished finish, as if it were a natural gemstone.
Faceting is a way of cutting a rough gemstone, and polishing is cutting the stone to the perfect shape. The goal of a rough cut is to create a good polish and the perfect facet, or eye of the stone. Finely faceted, rough gemstones are considered to have the best overall appearance and clarity possible. Faceting is done by hand and is often used to make a "rough stone," a natural gemstone that looks like a rough one but that has many facets, allowing it to have a more polished, more refined appearance.
A rough gemstone may also be hand-polished by a machine. Faceted rough gemstones have a rough surface polished with a chemical (chemical) polish or abrasive powder. The purpose of the chemical polish is to provide a smooth, clean, evenly-sized surface that can hold up to wear and tear. The abrasive powder is used to remove surface imperfections.
When you purchase a rough gemstone, the stone may come ready to be faceted and polished, but may not. If you buy a piece of loose jewellery, the stone itself may come pre-faceted, which is an additional fee.
Some Process of Gemstone:
Faceting rough gemstones are necessary to create a uniform surface that holds up well to wear and tear over the years. Faceted gemstones are often a bit pricier than natural stones, but the investment in time and energy is well worth it when you have a beautiful and finely-polished piece of fine jewellery that will last for years.
Faceting is something that most people have no experience doing or even the slightest inkling of understanding of. Faceting is used a lot in metal jewellery, where you will see the same process, called grinding, being used. This process is also used for crushing stones into other shapes, such as into a bowl. There are several things you need to know about faceting to achieve the best possible result for your gemstone.
Faceted gemstones are not all the same, and you will want to find the right one for your setting. This is where the difference lies in the way they are shaped. The most common form of the faceted, rough gemstone is a round or oval stone. You can then take this stone and place it into the setting, with the sides being similar in size.
You will have to remove the inside and the outside of the rough gemstone. This is called filing. After you file the stone, you will have a smooth surface, which is referred to as the rough gemstone's face. You will want to polish the stone in the same way that you would a fine gemstone, to give it the "polished" look.
When you face a rough gemstone, make sure you don't do it to the surface because this would leave a "spongy" surface. A flat surface is more polished so that it will have a more finished appearance. You will also want to choose a good polish for the face, and the rough gemstone itself, as a dull or dingy polish will damage the rough gemstone.