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How to Clean a Cigar Pick

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How to Clean a Cigar Pick

"Cleaning a cigar pick is a breeze. All you need to do is dampen a soft cloth with Isopropyl Alcohol and gently rub off the discoloration." If you consistently smoke down a cigar down to the nub with one of Maven Gem's cigar picks, you’ll eventually need to clean the natural discolorations and tobacco stains off the metal or stone point. What You Need to Clean a Cigar Pick 90% or 91% Isopropyl Alcohol Soft Cloth Patience How to Clean a Cigar Pick This process, he assures his customers, is a breeze. All you need to do is dampen a soft...

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Down to the Nub: Luxury Cigar Picks by Maven Gems

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Down to the Nub: Luxury Cigar Picks by Maven Gems

Locked inside luminous Australian Opals are scents cigar smokers love – soil, wood, dust, crushed leaves, and forest undergrowth. To release these aromas from the stone, all you have to do is press an opal against a diamond-coated grinding wheel spinning at 1,800 RPMs. Or, you can take the word of Aaron Hayes, a lapidary artist, who crafts luxury cigar picks from precious and semi-precious stones like emeralds, sapphires, jade, lapis, and turquoise; fossilized ivory, dinosaur bone, and coral; metals like titanium and gold – even human finger bones. Hayes brings out an opal’s earthiness during the shaping, or “cabbing”,...

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