Tuesday, January 28, 2014

December on the Lap...

December gave us an unusual job.  Pallasite is a meteorite consisting of Olivine (Peridot) and Nickel Iron.  A client acquired a piece of this Pallasite and wished to use the stone in a class ring. The challenge of this particular metallic/stone compound is that the crystals of gem are harder in substance than the metal. This created a problem in cutting and polishing of the finished cabochon.  Matt took this project on as a personal challenge, but he does not recommend this stone/Pallasite to be used in the future as a cutting project. Included are photos during cutting and of the finished piece. Neat photos though.   Will include when I am back at the PC. By CJD.Sign

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