Do you have your own loupe for your ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

@Gregdpw:  No but ive always thought about getting one! Not so much to check my diamond hasnt been switched out but because I’m paranoid about scratches/chips. I have one diamond ering and a right hand ring with an Amora gem in it. Both of these centre stones are the hardest substances on planet earth, but my rings have taken some hard knocks and i’m paranoid about even minor minor damage i could have done to my stones (becuase even diamonds can chip).

Have you done any research as to where you can buy them? Maybe Ebay?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

@Gregdpw:  Is the loupe to look at that gorgeous 0.75 F colour diamond ring you bought for your fiance?? Beautiful choice i must say! How much was the loupe you purchased on Amazon?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

I carry one in my purse. 🙂 I have one because I have been diamond shopping for 2 months.  Now, that I have chosen my diamond, the loupe stays.  😉  I love looking at my diamond through the loupe when I’m bored-like in the carpool line at school. 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Not yet engaged, but will be soon. SO and I are purchasing my diamond/ering from Good Old Gold and they will give us a loupe for free. I know for sure I’ll be using it! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I haven’t yet. But I will admit that I work in a lab and I have looked at my diamond under different microscopes. LOL.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@Gregdpw:  I doubt you’ll be able to see the inscription with the loupe. I have a 20x and I can’t see the number on my Tiffany diamond (they inscribe on the crown). However I have seen it at their store under the microscope. I only take this ring to Tiffany.

My engagement ring I do check right in the jewelry store with their loupe after cleaning, redipping of prongs. If you look at your diamond enough, you will become familiar with it’s unique qualities, inclusions. Diamonds are valuable and unfortunately changing out a diamond with a fake does go on, it’s better to be safe than sorry imo.

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

My FI has 3 (10x, 20x, 30x), but that’s only because he’s a bit eccentric, it’s not just for my engagement ring (though that was what originally spurred him). We have actually had a lot of fun looking at things under loupes. It’s similar to how when I was a kid with a microscope and I had to microscope evvvvvverything, lol.

It is useful for the GIA number though (I use the 30x). I can see my VS1 inclusion with my bare eye if I search for it, but there’s no way I’d be able to see the GIA number otherwise.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Yes, but it is not normal, lol.  You will need 30x to check the inscription.

Post # 14
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91 posts
Worker bee

Yes I do. Shane Co gives you a loupe when you buy one of their Shane Classic (ideal cut) diamonds. They give you such a gorgeous box to hold your ring box and loupe. 

Love, love Shane Co! and their customer service!!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Gregdpw:  I don’t but this would be a good idea foe checking to see if claws are still in good shape!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

I do, own two loupes. I also have ring mandrel, gram weight scale, gemstone gauge and diamond tester. I worked a few years in an upscale jewelry store when I was younger. I think these are great tools to have for people who loves jewelry.

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