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Magnification

It is impossible to accurately examine or cut and polish a stone without good magnification. We suggest using 10X or higher magnification for faceting so you can see if all the fine scratches have been eliminated during polishing.

Closing one eye, or squinting while looking through loupes can cause eye strain. To reduce eye strain, keep both eyes open when looking through the loupe. This may take a while to get used to, but it can prevent you from getting headaches. After all, faceting is supposed to be fun.


B&L 11X Glasses Loupe - $49.95
Bausch and Lomb 11X Glasses Loupe
The Bausch and Lomb 11X Loupe has two lenses (4X and 7X) that combine to create 11X magnification. The quality of the lenses is good, but what I like best about the Bausch and Lomb Glasses Loupe is that it attaches to your glasses. This eliminates the "where-did-I-put-my-loupe-down" syndrome that can eat up more time on cutting a stone than the whole roughing-in procedure.

Some of my faceting students who don't wear glasses purchase cheap drug store glasses and remove the lenses so they can use the Bausch and Lomb Glasses Loupe.


Hasting 10X Triplet Loupes
These 10X triplets feature a combination of three high quality lenses providing superior optical performance. The wide 21mm and 20.5mm apertures of these loupes causes less eye strain than smaller aperture loupes. The difference between these Hastings 10X loupes is the color of the plating and 0.5mm in diameter. The achromatic lenses in these loupes are made in Japan and the loupes are assembled in China. Each Hastings 10X loupe comes complete with a carrying case.
Hasting 10X Triplet Loupes
Item #Description
Price
Loupe10x21-Gold10X 21mm Hastings Triplet (All Gold Plated)
$20.95
Loupe10x20.5-Gold/Black10X 20.5mm Hastings Triplet (Gold Plated & Black)
$18.25


LoupeV309-23C - $15.95
10X Coddington Magnifier
This Japanese made loupe features a 10X magnification doublet lens mounted in a chrome plated case. It provides an extra large 23mm aperture for easy viewing and eyestrain relief during periods of extended use.


GemologyPro/Harald Schneider L1 10X Loupe
OUT OF STOCK
This is the finest loupe available. It is prized by diamond graders and discriminating professionals. Those who use a loupe all day long will rarely get eyestrain with the L1 loupe. The wide 20mm diameter provides a bright image. The German designed aplanatic/achromatic lens is astoundingly sharp. The depth of field and edge to edge sharpness is unsurpassed.

A neck strap is easily attached to the loupe for ease of use. Shown to the left.

GemologyPro/Harald Schneider 10X Achromatic/Aplanatic Loupe
Item #Description
Price
Loupe-L1GemologyPro/Harald Schneider Loupes
$330.00
Loupe-L1-strapNeck strap for GemologyPro/Harald Schneider Loupe
$4.95


Genuine OptiVisor Replacement Parts
Additional lens plates are available to outfit your OptiVisor with other magnifications or replace damaged lense plates. Replacement head bands are also available

Optivisor Lens Plate
Item Magnification and Distance to Object
Our Regular Discounted Price
Super Clearance Sale Price
Lens Plate for OptiVisor DA2 1-1/2X at 20"
$19.95
$9.00


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