What is Acetone?

Acetone is a volatile and highly flammable solvent commonly used in the lapidary industry for various purposes. It is an organic compound that is effective in removing oils, dirt, and residues from gemstones and lapidary tools. Acetone is particularly useful for cleaning gemstone surfaces before faceting or polishing, as it evaporates quickly without leaving residue. It is also used in the preparation of dop wax or adhesive mixtures. When working with acetone, it is important to take appropriate safety precautions due to its flammability and potential health risks.