(Closed) Jeweler’s Loupe?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I wouldn’t get one, unless you really want one. You can use the one at the jewelers to look at your diamond before they take it. If you really want one, they are not very expensive. Here is a link to some:

http://www.firemountaingems.com/search.asp?skw=loupe

Post # 4
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1109 posts
Bumble bee

I bought one on ebay for $1.38? or so.  If you get a cheap one, it’s not going to be the *best* of quality, but it’s better than nothing.  

You can get them on deal extreme too.  http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx/search.loupe

You could use the one at the jeweler’s, it will probably be of higher quality.

Post # 5
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940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Or, you can find a jeweler who will do it for you while you wait.  I needed to have my diamond reset into a new setting, and he made the setting and didn’t call me in with the diamond until he was ready to set it.  And he set it and cleaned it in my presence.  I guess not all jewelers will take those steps, but I found it to be very comforting.

Post # 6
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1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My father used to be a jeweler until recently and he and his colleagues all agree that unless you are going into the business or hobby of cutting gems yourself, you have no need whatsoever to purchase a jeweler’s loupe. No one at any point is going to be examining the stone closely enough to need one in the first place (other than the jeweler who already owns one). Anyone who says otherwise is just out to get your money. Not to mention that any reputable jeweler will not mistake your ring for someone else’s as they are usually cleaned right in front of you. Honestly, save your money for something else that is much more worthwhile.

Post # 7
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1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Yep…unless you are searching for small inclusions in the stone that aren’t visible to the naked eye, I don’t see why you would need a loupe. And don’t worry – they can’t switch the diamond out in the 5 minutes it takes to clean your ring!

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