X is for Xesturgy
X is traditionally a difficult letter to fit into this blog. While I couldn’t find any stones or crystals that started with X , thanks to the Greeks, the process of polishing stones is called Xesturgy.
Creating a smooth, shiny stone takes a certain amount of time, but it isn’ t rocket science. You can do it by hand or you can buy a rock tumbler and let technology do the work. Polishing rocks by hand involves sandpaper, water, and time.
You can make your own rock tumbler with just a few cheap ingredients. Here’s a link to give you an idea how it’s done. Homemade tumbler
Rock tumblers will run you anywhere from $35 to over $200. Since the stones will need to be tumbled for hours, a tumbler in the $60 and up range are probably going to last longer than the cheaper ones which seem to be designed for projects with kids. Serious rock tumblers are at least 150. RockTumbler.com is a great place to begin shopping and advice . Here is a particularly helpful page–How to tumble Rocks
And then you need the grit in various levels of grittiness to add to the tumbler. You use coarse grit to start with, working your way to polishing dust at the end. The same idea goes if you hand polish the stones—begin with coarse sandpaper and work your way down to a polishing cloth.
Like any hobby, it costs a bit to get started but the results and the enjoyment are worth it.
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