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  • 1) Laps girdle on rough diamonds, using diamond girdling lathe, and utilizing knowledge of diamond finishing techniques: Examines diamond to determine site, width, and shape of stone to be girdled and selects flat or hollow tipped dop, depending on surface of diamond.

  • 2) Screws dop onto end of heating rod, heats dop over gas flame, places cement on tip of dop, and presses diamond onto cement in position to facilitate girdling.

  • 3) Selects two dop-mounted diamonds and screws one onto lathe and one onto girdling stick.

  • 4) Starts lathe and works irregular shaped sides of stick diamond against lathe diamond to remove points and lap girdles on diamonds.

  • 5) Examines diamonds during girdling, using loupe or magnifying glass, to determine that girdles are shaped to specifications.

  • 6) Heats dop to soften cement and removes diamond from dop.

  • 7) Lubricates, dismantles, and cleans lathe and motor, and replaces motor belt as required.




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DOT:   770.261-014

Job Number: 4507