Jewelers Loupes & Magnifiers
Every professional jeweler knows that accurately identifying gemstones and diamonds is an incredibly important part of being a part of the jewelry industry. Without accurate information about gemstones and diamonds, it can cause many problems for a business, such as lawsuits. To avoid having any legal trouble attack your business, finding the best tools to help you determine characteristics of gemstones and diamonds is the main step to providing precise facts about them.
Although there are numerous tools to do such a task, one of the most critical ones is the loupe. A loupe, also known as hand lens, is a small device that has magnifying features to help you see any gemstone in great detail. Mistaken to be similar to a magnifier, a loupe is actually much different and advanced.
With special lenses, a loupe is capable of helping your eyes focus on objects at closer distances and makes it easier to see even the smallest details of a gemstone. A loupe comes without a handle, unlike a magnifying glass, and has its focusing lens or lenses stored within a solid cone or cylinder. From spotting cracks to inclusions, a loupe can help a jeweler discover all sorts of imperfections on a gemstone. Not only can it magnify these imperfections, but it can also emphasize the quality detail of the workmanship. A loupe can also aid in deciding which type of cut will highlight the color attributes and which inclusions to apply or avoid.
In most cases, jewelers use a handheld monocular loupe to examine diamonds, gemstones, and other jewelry pieces. However, the loupe can be placed on a tripod. Usually, gemstones are examined at higher magnifications, but, according to the standard diamond quality grading requirements set by the Gemological Institute of America, blemishes on gemstones must be visible at 10x magnification since it is the best power for inspecting jewelry.
There are different types of loupes that offer variations of lens magnification power, which gives you options on choosing the best one for you. These loupes come in different quantities of lens, such as a triplet loupe with three lenses which eliminates any distortion. The higher the lens number, the more magnification power and quality the loupe offers. Also, consider the color of the loupe. The best loupes are framed in black, since the black color reduces any possibility of reflections that could change your perception of the gemstone’s color.
At National Jeweler’s Supplies, we want to present to you our varied collection of fine loupes in the industry. From colors to sizes, we offer a wide selection of loupes to choose from so that you have the best one for your business. Given many design awards, our loupes break the mold of traditional loupe design with coated lenses to prevent reflection and provide maximum viewing depth and clarity. Our loupes are also specially created with features to correct chromatic and spherical aberrations and helps you examine any gemstone with the sharpest focus. With world-renowned brands such as Bausch and Lomb Watchmaker’s Loupes, we equip you with the best products for all your jewelry examination needs.
In addition, we offer a selection of hearts and arrow scopes that helps reveal the beauty and brilliance of every cut diamond. With these scopes, you can clearly see the hearts and arrows patterns on a diamond and determine its optical symmetry. From the top, the arrows are shown on the diamond; from the bottom, eight hearts in small V-shapes are seen on the diamond. A real hearts and arrows scope allows you to see the patterns easily, even at the slightest glance in the scope, and makes it easy for you to determine if the diamond has perfect symmetry. Diamonds with the hearts and arrows patterns are known to be the highest quality in all diamonds, although this doesn’t mean that diamonds with no optical symmetry are of lesser value or performance. In fact, the overall geometry of a diamond determines its light performance. Hearts and arrows patterns only allow you to identify a diamond’s level of optical symmetry, not its performance.
Available in 10x, 14x, and 20x magnification powers in 18mm and 21mm, our loupes are made by top manufacturers known around the world for developing the best visualization tools. From Gemoro’s Hastings Triplet Loupes with excellent magnification to superior Hoya Japanese optics, professional jewelers come to us for the best products in the industry that deliver reliability and clarity. Shop at National Jeweler’s Supplies for all your jewelry visualization tools at competitive prices.