Our mix of tumbled gemstones includes magnesite, limestone, rose quartz, milky quartz, aventurine, carnelian, agate, serpentine, leopard stone, unakite, jasper, red jasper, feldspar, dumortierite , and quite possibly a few others i’ve forgotten to list. We cannot guarantee you will receive an example of each one of our tumbled gemstones, instead you will receive a random mix. Random is half the fun!
Typically, a full tumble polish from rough rock to polish takes between 3–5 weeks, and is done in a minimum of 3 steps. Initially, the rocks are smoothed with a coarse grit (such as 60-90 mesh). This is followed by washing and then a stage of finer grits (120-220 then 400-600 mesh), before the (optional) use of a pre-polishing compound (1200 grit), a washing cycle with detergent to remove any grit on the stones. The final step is a polishing stage using powdered polish, (such as cerium oxide or tin oxide), water, and often small plastic pellets that are designed to cushion the stones as they tumble (so as not to cause chipping) and carry the polish evenly across the stones.