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The technique of stone inlay

"Every civilization unearthed by archaeologists shows that its members prized colourful minerals for personal ornamentation and often held them sacred.The cutter and carver of gem materials enjoyed special privileges because only he knew the secrets of the stones entrusted to his care and seemingly by magic could shape them to his will."

Step 1. The settings are fabricated and prepared

Step 2. The stone is selected carefully avoiding flaws and sawn to to size

Step 3. Then precisely cut to fit the setting on diamond wheels

Step 4. The stone is ground into shape and polished using various grades of diamond belt.

Step 5. Finally the stone is taken to a high polish on felt and leather wheels