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Posted in response to Re: Re: Repolishing Rock Spheres from Brenda on March 27, 2012 at 23:09:17:

Re: Re: Re: Repolishing Rock Spheres

Brenda,
It may very well be possible that you never will get back what you once had. Heat is a force to be reckoned with and is used by many in the lapidary field to achieve certain results. Some may use heat to make material better for creating arrowheads and spearheads and other forms of tools. Then there are those who will use heat to change the color of certain material. And some may use it for both reasons, to enhance the color and make the material better to work with. Once the color has changed it will probably be changed forever. In some cases I suppose, over a long period of time, the original color may return but in most cases it will not. I suspect that may be the case for some if not all of your pieces. What you see is what you get. I have not seen any of the pieces you have so I don't know exactly what you are dealing with. It would depend on the amount and duration of heat that would dictate the changes that may have occured. One thing for sure is never give up trying. There just might be an answer out there somewhere.

From Ward - March 28, 2012 at 23:27:54

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