Cristinite Faceting Rough
Displaying all the qualities and characteristics of beautiful gems, Cristinite has proven to be a ‘must have’ gemstone in the collections of all who have seen it.
It is a chalcedonic type gem material with added proprietary chemical formulations that is subjected to a series of computer controlled environmental conditions. Cristinite has been examined and cut by experts world wide and without exception they have found it to be a wonderful gemstone that facets very easily and polishes to a fine vitreous luster.
Suitable for most jewellery settings, it is tough and very workable, making it an ideal gemstone for both the amateur and professional gem cutter alike.
Hardness: 6.5-7 (Mohs Scale)
Refractive Index: 1.61-1.63 (SR) (avg.=1.62)
Specific Gravity: 2.6-3.6
Pre-polish Cristinite with 1200 grit. If you give Cristinite a good prepolish, any of the commonly used polishes will provide good results. This includes 14,000 to 50,000 diamond spray/compounds and any of the polishing oxides.
Crystalite Cerium Oxylaps will also give a great polish.