Gem Polish

Gem Polish

Graves Company carries a complete line of polishing powders for all types of lapidary materials
Diamond Powder
The Finest Available. No need to pay a premium for premium powder! Diamond abrasive in this form is the most preferred and economical for polishing and grinding gemstones. Each vial contains 100% pure synthetic, sharp, block diamond particles that keep their shape to provide superior finishes fast. Our powder is micro-graded here in the USA and is the absolute best available. Always was and always will be. Stop wondering where that big scratch came from. The powder can be used with extender fluid on a wide variety of laps, belts, spools, even our Star Cups. Select the size after you Add to Cart.
Diamond Spray
The Professionalís Choice. This convenient form of applying diamonds for polishing is now available in a new formulation. Our special formulation features eextended shelf life and better lubricating properties than alcohol based sprays make this the best available. With a non aerosol spray for applying a fine mist, micro-graded synthetic diamonds provide the best quality and value for polishing. Each bottle is color coded and clearly labeled with grit size for easy identification. 2 oz. non-aerosol spray. Select the size after you Add to Cart.
Diamond Compound
Our premium diamond compound is the easy way to apply measured amounts of diamond. The diamond particles are interspersed in a grease-like, base carrier fluid filled in a syringe. Thin with extender fluid and apply to the polishing surface. Each syringe contains 20% more diamonds then the other standard lapidary brands. Select the size after you Add to Cart.
1 Gram Diamond Compound Kit
SKU: 18-960
Save up to 20% by purchasing these prepackaged compound kits that contain our most popular assortments of grits. Each kit contains a syringe of 325, 1200, and 50,000 grit plus a 2 ounce bottle of our premium extender fluid.
Price: $14.00
2 gram Diamond Compond Kit
SKU: 18-970
Price: $23.00
5 gram Diamond Compound Kit
SKU: 18-980
Price: $47.00
Universal Compound Kit
SKU: 18-990
2 Grams Each of 14,000 and 50,000 Grit and 1 Gram Each of 320, 600, 1,200 and 8,000 Grit plus 2 oz. of extender fluid. Also known as our Spool kit as it replaces the compound included with our Spool Polisher.
Price: $28.50
Extender Fluid
A special compound developed by Graves and used to thin, lubricate and dissipate any diamond compound or powder. Will not harm laps or polishing spools. Also used to enhance any of the Tumble-Dry media when they become dry and dusty. Order the reusable 2 oz. squeeze bottle or the 16 oz. refill bottle.
DiaLube 20
SKU: 18-176
Better Polishing With Less Scratching. A quality lubricant selected specifically for improving the pre-polishing and polishing action of Diamond Grit. Can be used as an extender for any of the Diamond powders, compounds or sprays. DIA-LUBE 20 is a non-flammable, non-toxic lubricant that will not evaporate. Supplied in 2 oz. plastic bottles.
Price: $5.25
Cerium Oxide
NEW LOW PRICE!Developed specifically for polishing gems such as quartz and beryl. Extremely accurate control of the particle size gives a bright, clear finish to soft stones in a very short time. Mixed with water this compound is generally used on phenolic, plastic laps, BATT Lap, leather, and a wide variety of pads.
Super Cerium Oxide
Ultra Pure White! While both our cerium powders are optical grade, some prefer the white cerium. Developed specifically for polishing a wide variety of gems. Extremely accurate control of the particle size gives a bright, clear finish to soft stones in a very short time. Mixed with water this compound is generally used on phenolic, plastic laps, or tin alloy laps such as our BATT Lap. Great on cabs with a traditional felt pad or our PolyPad.
Linde A
The REAL STUFF from Union Carbide! This is our best and purest grade of Aluminum Oxide. The uniform size and shape of the particles make this an excellent polishing compound for faceting. Mix with water to form a slurry. A superb polishing agent for natural gems such as andalusite, apatite, beryl, feldspar, fluorite, garnets, opal, peridot, quartz, spinel, topaz, tourmaline and zircon. 0.3 micron.
Linde B
The REAL STUFF from Union Carbide! A superb polishing grade of Aluminum Oxide for softer stones. Use on a tin or lead-tin polishing lap at slow speed for best results. Mix with water to form slurry. 0.05 micron.
Chrome Oxide
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A favorite for jade and other colored gemstones.
Price: $31.75
Tin Oxide
The old time favorite for polishing gemstones. Mix with water and use as a slurry.
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BATT Stik Polishing Sticks
A neat, clean way to apply oxide polish or diamond to the BATT LAP, DARKSIDE, and many other polishing laps you apply oxide or diamond to. Use just like a crayon, lightly rub the BattStick across your lap, use a slow water drip and polish away.
Alumina G
This is a must for all rock polishing operations. A special Graves polishing agent that produces quality, polished surfaces on rocks and slabs in all lapping and tumbling operations. It is a clean, non-staining, fast acting and inexpensive way to achieve beautifully polished surfaces.
Lusterite
SKU: 15-118
This fine pulverized compound is a crystalline formation at about 10,000 mesh. Use this compound for your final polish in tumbling and cabbing and the results will be stunning. Works extremely well in sphere making. 1 lb. package.
Price: $6.95
Zam
An excellent polish for softer gemstones such as turquoise. Apply to a buffing wheel, felt disc, or leather disc. Available in 1/4 lb. and 1 lb. bars.