Dop Wax is a very commonly used adhesive for holding the stone to the Dop while it is being worked.. It is a mixture of wax and shellac in a proportion that has a sufficiently high melting point to resist accidental movement or release of the stone. Dop wax is inexpensive – a little bit goes a very long way. Our package is approximately 1 pound – enough for several years of faceting. Alternatives to Dop Wax are cyano-acrylate adhesive (super glue) and epoxy.