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.
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This 10X triplet features a combination of three high quality lenses providing superior optical performance. The wide 20.5mm aperture of the loupe causes less eye strain than smaller aperture loupes. The achromatic lenses in this loupe are made in Japan and the loupes are assembled in China. Each Hastings 10X loupe comes complete with a carrying case.
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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. ONLY ONE LEFT!