How to Use a Loupe with Diamonds
A magnifying glass of ten power (10x) is called a loupe. With a loupe you can check for chips on a stone, scratches, more obvious inclusions and color of a diamond engagement ring. Do not delude yourself to thinking that with a little knowledge and false confidence that you will have the experience and knowledge of a diamond specialist. Ask your diamond specialist to help you with the loupe and its use. Once you become more experienced, you will find a loupe very valuable. How to Hold a Loupe
- Hold the loupe between your thumb and pointer finger of your dominate hand.
- Hold the ring similarly with your other hand.
- Bring both hands together just at the top of your thumb of your less dominate hand.
- Bring the loupe to within one inch of your eye. Use the pinky of the dominate hand and touch the ring to stabilize it.