Other than using a rig for detailed work, I like to use a
microscope to inspect. I don’t care how good an individual
thinks their eyes and a loupe are, the microscope shows all.
It’s not just the power of magnification but rather the lighting
environment and sterioscopic vision. This will allow you more
precice controle over the quality level you choose to let out.
The microscope also allows you to observe the gemological
properties of any gems you may be setting. With such a sue
happy world, it is always worth a second look. This is very
useful if you are learning, and you are always learning.
Arthur Skuratowicz NJA GJG (GIA)
Anton Nash LLC, Appraisers & Consultants
Colorado Springs, CO