Basic information

Shaping, cutting and polishing

  • MACHINE PRESSING (M.P.): all facets are machine pressed and polished by fire or by means of a chemical treatment
  • FULL MACHINE PRESSING (M.C.): all facets and tables are machine cut and polished
  • TWO CUT: applied to machine pressed stones; both tables are machine cut and polished, the facets are polished by fire or by means of a chemical treatment
  • ONE CUT: applied to machine pressed stones; the bottom table is machine cut and polished, the remaining table and facets are polished by fire or by means of chemical treatment

Frosting

  • FROSTING: frosting means the finishing of the surface of the products by means fo a chemical treatment to obtain a matt effect

Foiling

Foiling means the application of a mirror layer to the bottom of the stone to obtain maximun brilliance.
  • GOLD FOILING: a silver mirror is coated with a protective layer of lacquer with a bronze pigment
  • SILVER FOILING: a silver mirror is coated with a protective layer of lacquer with a aluminium pigment
  • UNFOILED: unfoiled stones are usually set in open-back settings
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Hotfix

  • HOTFIX: means the application of a special adhesive to the aluminium layer of flat-back stones, enabling fixing to fabrics by heat and pressure

Quantity units

UNITPIECESDOZEN
piece11/12
dozen121
gross14412
mass1200100