Saturday, February 8, 2014

On the Lap...

Picture December gave us an unusual job.  Pallasite is a meteorite consisting of Olivine(Peridot) and Nickel Iron.  A Client aquired 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 cabochons.  Matt took this project on as a personal challenge, but he does not recommend this stone, Pallasite, to be used in any of his future cutting projects. Included are photos during cutting and of the finished piece.  Neat photos though and a great job Matt! Enjoy!
  by CJD.Sign 
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1 comment:

    more photos here!