For the polishing sequence there are usually four levels of polish. Using an 800 grit polishing compound, the jewelry is prepared. After that, a 1500 grit compound is used, which will be followed by another step using 4000 grit. The final high gloss and luster is achieved with an 8000 fine compound. With platinum there are no shortcuts. If there are still scratches in the piece, the polishing sequence will not remove them and one must go back to an abrasive to remove them. Polishing compounds designed for gold and silver have little effect on platinum, and it is always a good choice to use compounds especially developed for platinum polishing.