Lightning Lap Faceting Application Chart
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This chart here is extremely valuable for seasoned facetors and any beginner. In the left column a list of gemstones is given. Depending on the material that you are cutting decides what process you will go through to polish the stone. In the columns to the right it goes through the different stages, custom to that material. Follow the chart and cut with the laps it tells you and it will be a breeze!
This chart was produced by Lightning Laps and is biased to their product. However we strongly suggest using Lightning Lap product because of their high efficiency and long lasting life. You can still use other products in your faceting process to achieve to same result, but this is a very good outline for any beginners or for reference.