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Cabochon Cutting Tips

Never force a cabochon into a grinding wheel. Go with the direction in which the wheel is turning Keep the stone moving and don't stay in one spot on the wheel.

Use a buffer for smoothing your cabochons. Make your cabochons symmetrical and round and avoid flat spots on the surface. Half a sphere brings out the effect of a star stone to its best advantage and even higher than one-half is good for star garnets and star sapphires.

Armand De Angelis