Updated: Jun 12, 2019
The eye loupe is an instrument used by professional gemologists to grade and assess gemstones.
When purchasing your diamond jewelry, you are always in the position to request for a close inspection of their pieces. A good jeweler will never be hesitant to teach you how to check for good quality and details using the tool.
To an unstrained eye, you will not be able to accurately grade diamonds, but even a common buyer will be able to spot an obvious inclusion or crack upon using an eye loupe. This is useful as some inclusions will not be visible to the naked eye.
Inspecting your pieces through this instrument will be a supplemental guarantee of your jeweler’s integrity and their product’s quality.