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  1. #1
    us
    May 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Whites Prism IV / Bullseye II pinpointer
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    Looking for a LOUPE

    Anyone know where I can get a decent if inexpensive Jeweler's Loupe? I find as I get older I'm having more and more trouble seeing very small print and detail like the hallmarks on the backs of found jewelry. Even a handheld magnafying glass doesn't help too much. *sigh* I'm not looking for scientific quality here, or something a jeweler would rely on, just something that will make it easier for me to read those small stamps and hallmarks. THanks!


    ~HAPPY HUNTING~

    Frodov

  2. #2
    Kentucky Kache

    Re: Looking for a LOUPE

    I got mine from Ebay.

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2006
    Florida
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Looking for a LOUPE

    1: Google
    2: Type "loupe"
    3: Voila!
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  4. #4
    us
    May 2007
    Lexington, KY
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    Re: Looking for a LOUPE

    Quote Originally Posted by Kentucky Kache
    I got mine from Ebay.
    Now there's a thought. Thanks!

    ~HAPPY HUNTING~

    Frodov

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2008
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    Re: Looking for a LOUPE

    Yep, ebay is a good start.
    A 10X triplet loupe is a good choice for viewing jewelry. It is the type of loupe used by professionals to grade diamonds and other gemstones. Anything visible through a more powerful loupe, while interesting, isn't included on a grading report.

    Look for a loupe with black framing around the lens, because black eliminates reflections that can alter the color of the object you are viewing. Good luck!

  6. #6
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    sirdigsthepennies

    Apr 2008
    st. joseph missouri
    old school whites cion master 6/db and dfx 300 ace 250
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    Re: Looking for a LOUPE

    go to a coin shoppe i got a good one for under 20 bucks

  7. #7
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    Re: Looking for a LOUPE

    Like Possom says, a coin shop. Or watch the (retail stall) flea markets. A cheap... but suficient... 10X will go for about $5. TTC
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  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2006
    northeast Wisconsin
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    Re: Looking for a LOUPE

    Harbor Freight has 'em too...........

    http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...egory=&q=LOUPE

    Diggem'

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    Re: Looking for a LOUPE


  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2006
    Southeast, Pennsylvania
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    Re: Looking for a LOUPE

    If you go Ebay route look for and older German one they seem to have better lenses.

    Brian
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