Cristinite Faceting Rough
It took at least 10 years of research and development for an innovative Australian company to reach the point of release for their first class man made gemstone.
Displaying all the qualities and characteristics of beautiful gems, this newly created gemstone, 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
As a gemstone material, Cristinite is available in a range of colours including bi-colours and colour change.
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.