before or after??

by Dawn
(Umatilla, OR)

Do you tumble/polish gemstones before or after cutting gemstones into desired shapes?

Thanks, Dawn

Stacy's Answer:

Hi Dawn!

While I have done some cabbing in the past, I am a metal artist and enjoy purchasing and using beautifully fashioned gemstones and do not create them myself. The cutting/faceting/polishing of gems is outside the scope of what I do. However, polishing is usually the last step in the production of most things.

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