Feb 23, 2003, 10:21 AM
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Re: [Tanya] Repair a fractured gemstone- Is it possible?
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1) got the address, but have to re-do the fliers. They were stolen with the computer, and I had no back up, since I was just doing them, and all I have is one print out (lucky me!).
2) I have used that to seal crystal factures, in quartz. I don't know if it will work for tanzanite or not, or on that particular fracture.
Here is a site that voices what I had remembered about the stone:
If the stone is set against the ring, you might be able to glue/seal it to the base, and thus increase it's strength. If it's a faceted item, and set off from the base, then there will always be a risk of the fracture line separating and the stone falling out.
I could not find anything specific on repairing a tanzanite stone, and I guess it would depend on the the stone itself, and the type of fracture. A single crack, without smaller cracks or shards falling off would potentially repair better, and a flat-backed stone would repair better than a faceted gem.
That's about all I can find, sorry!
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