Sunday 18 July, 2010
The parcel arrived this morning in good order & condition. This afternoon I was working on an opal triplet and trying to polish the mating surfaces on Typemetal with Alumina A, just freehand not dopped. Why not try the new Darkside lap? Well the opal polished noticably quicker & certainly very brilliant but the supprise was, (as the stone is to go in a ring I used topaz as a topping, after pre-polish on 3000 diamond it had a fine glittery surface) 30 seconds on the Darkside was all it took to completely polish the face ready for glueing. Perhaps the opal was scratched deeper by the earlier diamond process. I am happy I decided to go for it & will trial it further & promote it here.