Your question: Can you put raw diamonds in a rock tumbler?

What gemstones should not be tumbled?

The best rocks for tumbling are hard, dense, smooth rocks such as quartz, agate, jasper, tiger’s eye, and aventurine. Other popular tumbling rocks include obsidian, hematite, petrified wood, feldspars, dalmatian stone, and moonstone. Avoid tumbling rocks with a gritty texture or that are too soft.

What goes in a rock tumbler?

Our rock tumbling checklist includes: rough rocks, coarse grit (60/90 mesh), medium grit (120/220 or 150/220 mesh), fine grit (500 or 600 mesh), rock polish, Ivory bar soap, a plastic colander, a plastic bucket, a tablespoon, a toothbrush and safety glasses.

Can you tumble raw emerald?

The sizes of the Emerald you receive will average around 0.5” to 1.5″ for most of the stones. This material is can be used for tumbling, polishing, wire wrapping, crafts, fountain rocks, and any other application limited only by your imagination.

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