Three separate lenses are bonded together to form a compound Hastings Triplet Loupe lens which virtually eliminates distortion at the outer edges of the magnifier. The compound lens is housed in a black plastic frame which is designed not to reflect light onto the object being viewed. The case is nickel plated and serves both as a handle and as a dust protector. This is the quintessential jewelers loupe.
|81-61-71||10X @ 1 inch||15.8 mm lens||$54.95|
|81-61-68||7X @ 1.5 inches||19.8 mm lens||Out of Stock|
|81-61-75||14X @ .75 inches||12.5 mm lens||Out of Stock|
|81-61-81||20X @ .5 inches||8.25 mm lens||Out of Stock|
The Bausch & Lomb 10X Hastings Triplet Loupe is the magnifier of choice for grading diamonds and other gems. The reasons is because it is highly color corrected to eliminate color fringes above/below or to the left/right of a high contrast object, like a gemstone. In the jewelry trade, it is accepted that a diamond is considered flawless if imperfections cannot be seen at 10X magnification with a triplet loupe.