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Triplet 10X Round 18mm Silver or Black. Supplied in leather pouch. Three separate lenses are bonded together virtually eliminating any distortion at the outer edges of the magnifier. The compound lens is housed in a silver frame which is designed not to reflect different colour light onto the object being viewed. The case is nickel plated and serves both as a handle and as a dust protector. The Triplet Loupe is the magnifier of choice for grading diamonds and other gems. In the jewelry trade, it is accepted that a diamond is considered flawless if imperfections cannot be seen at magnification with a triplet loupe. We sell this magnifier in 10X power. As the magnification increases, the diameter of the lens decreases.
Keep the loupe about an 2-3cm from your eye & the item you’re looking at about 2-3cm away as well. This is the most accurate away. Learning how to focus takes practice. Once you find a sharp focus on the surface of the stone, you can examine the surface but not what’s inside the stone. If you want to see further into the stone, you have to move the stone slowly, closer or farther away until you get the correct focus into the stone.
Find a way to keep your hand steady. You can do that by putting the fleshy part of your arms together or bracing your arm against something like a counter or desk.
Its vital to keep your hands or arms very steady so that you’re not wobbling, and to hold the loupe so it’s in contact with some part of your face. Some people hold it against their eyeglasses and use that as a brace. Some use their cheekbones, some use their nose. I’ve never mastered using my nose. You have to find what works for you, but the loupe has to be touching some part of your face in a way that allows you to see through it.”
Remember, a novice will not be able to see what professionals who have been using a loupe for years can see. But use your loupe regularly and you will gain proficiency. Slowly, you’ll begin to see more and more inside each stone.