We use Priority Mail for all our export orders. I learned yesterday that all these have been and are being diverted to SEA TRANSPORT! Expect very long delivery times. There is no air traffic to speak of, and no aircraft space available. We have a lot of shipments "in transit" and most are sitting at mail hubs waiting for a BOAT.!! After we all paid for 6-10 day service.
A pre-polishing lap prepares the cut facets for final polishing by removing scratches and surface damage from the cutting process. This is often the most-neglected step in faceting. An omitted or abbreviated prepolishing step assures a long and miserable time in obtaining a fine finished polish. This usally produces complaints like “My hands hurt from pressing the stone against the lap trying to get the polishing lap to polish”.
A properly prepolished stone should achive a perfect polish on the polishing lap in SECONDS, not minutes!