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Dark-Field Loupe (6.07)

Dark-Field Loupe (6.07)Another really neat tool is the Dark-Field Loupe. This offers the dark-field illumination with the combination of a loupe. This loupe can only be used for loose diamonds.

Dark-Field Loupe (6.07)

Dark-Field Loupe (6.07)Another really neat tool is the Dark-Field Loupe. This offers the dark-field illumination with the combination of a loupe. This loupe can only be used for loose diamonds.

Clarity Grading (6.06)

Clarity Grading (6.06)Like color, clarity grading takes much practice and can be very deceiving if the grader is not careful and doesn’t take the time needed to examine the stone...

Clarity Grading (6.06)

Clarity Grading (6.06)Like color, clarity grading takes much practice and can be very deceiving if the grader is not careful and doesn’t take the time needed to examine the stone...

Gemological Microscope (6.05)

Gemological Microscope (6.05)If you are doing moderate to heavy diamond trading, a gem-scope should be a serious consideration. The binocular microscope, versus the monocular, offers three dimensional (stereoscopic) viewing to...

Gemological Microscope (6.05)

Gemological Microscope (6.05)If you are doing moderate to heavy diamond trading, a gem-scope should be a serious consideration. The binocular microscope, versus the monocular, offers three dimensional (stereoscopic) viewing to...

Cloud (6.22)

Cloud (6.22)Have you ever seen a diamond that was just plain hazy or perhaps milky? Chances are it contained many separated clouds or one continuous cloud that spreads throughout the...

Cloud (6.22)

Cloud (6.22)Have you ever seen a diamond that was just plain hazy or perhaps milky? Chances are it contained many separated clouds or one continuous cloud that spreads throughout the...

Chip (6.21)

Chip (6.21)Since diamond is such an incredibly hard substance, it is susceptible to chipping. A very hard substance is not necessarily a very tough substance. When it breaks, it breaks...

Chip (6.21)

Chip (6.21)Since diamond is such an incredibly hard substance, it is susceptible to chipping. A very hard substance is not necessarily a very tough substance. When it breaks, it breaks...

Cavity (6.20)

Cavity (6.20)As the name describes, a cavity is an indentation in a stone’s surface. Cavities can occur anywhere on a diamond, including the crown, pavilion or girdle, and can affect...

Cavity (6.20)

Cavity (6.20)As the name describes, a cavity is an indentation in a stone’s surface. Cavities can occur anywhere on a diamond, including the crown, pavilion or girdle, and can affect...