Thanks to modern technology, the process of assessing the quality of gemstones has become easier. Microscopes for jewelers have existed for a long time, and with their help the craftsmen managed to determine the origin of the mineral, to give a full assessment of its physical properties, pliability and brightness of color. This is very important for the correct evaluation of natural stones. The latest microscopes can detect the slightest deformations, including cracks, and in the case of artificial stones, gas bubbles or foreign formations. In this article we will look at the features of microscopes for jewelers . So let's get started.
Features of stereoscopes in the work of a jeweler
Today, most jewelers use stereoscopes, due to which you can get a three-dimensional, accurate image. Such models have many advantages. Jewelry is varied and each needs an assessment of the quality of the stone. They can be viewed in both transmitted and reflected light (for example, using the polarization effect or the dark field method). Professionals additionally connect immersion systems to reduce the negative effect of scattered light, contrast between the object.
As an example of popular stereoscopes for a jeweler, Mikromed MS-2-Z00M var. 1CR, as well as Micromed MC-2-ZOOM Jeweler. Their goal is the precise execution of gemological works in jewelry. Proven to be effective in evaluating bulky precious items, due to a working distance of up to 17.2 cm. The stereoscopic microscopes used by jewelers are suitable for cutting and engraving. And they can be used in jewelry production and in small workshops. A universal assistant for professionals in working with natural and synthetic stones.
Benefits of jeweler microscopes
Most modern microscopes, assistants to jewelers, have a resolution of 2.5x to 160x. This functional feature allows you to identify small defects in the stone or metal base, foreign inclusions, cracks and deformations. Stereoscopes are used to establish the exact refractive indices of light transmitted through the edges of an object. Additional features of jeweler microscopes include:
- Convenient examination of samples, due to the presence of an adjustable binocular nozzle and obtaining a three-dimensional image;
- You can use a dark-field condesor or jewelry tweezers while the microscope is on to improve the quality of working with stones;
- Displaying the sample on a computer monitor or a special screen if a video eyepiece is connected.
It is also worth noting that jewelers' microscopes are more versatile, as they have to work with precious items of different sizes, shapes and features. The task of the jeweler is to examine the object from different angles and give an accurate assessment. And with this he is helped by modern stereoscopes and additional equipment, for example, connecting a digital camera. The presence of powerful lighting equipment and a dark-field device makes it much easier to work with a jewelry microscope. The result is a contrasting image of the edges of translucent, transparent samples.