Louping a precious stone can sometimes to be quite a hard experience for beginners, but at this moment in time, all of those who deal with jewellery or have purchased a piece and would like to check it for imperfections should be able to use a loupe in order to spot them. 

While some studies have shown that more than 80% of those who purchase precious stones often have no idea on how to loupe what they buy, this guide has been created with the main scope of fixing just that. Before anything else, we should state that louping a piece of jewellery can only be done right in the case that a high quality loupe is being used. For diamonds, but also for other pieces of jewellery, the process is done best with the help of a 10x loupe, as this is perfect magnification for diamonds and a couple of other precious stones, especially when they are also laser inscribed. 

In order to use a loupe well, users will first have to go ahead and set up the examination area. To do so, it is best for those who are interested to find a good place in their homes or office where they can get plenty of light. While nothing can actually replace a professional lamp created with the purpose of shining light onto jewellery while it is being looped, sunlight can also do the trick as long as there is an abundance of it. After finding the right spot, it is best to go ahead and lay out a small towel in order to ensure that no scratch marks are left on the piece of jewellery. 

Once everything that been set up, the next step is to open up the jewelers loupe. To do so, pick it up in your tight hand and use your finger through the opening as a brace, as this movement will allow you to hold the loupe steady while also being able to move it in order to change the focus. You can then take the jewellery in your hand and begin looking at it with the loupe to get the right focus. 

Once this is done, gently brace your hands and put the loupe up as close to your eye as possible. Then, proceed to hold it against your check by tensing up the muscles. You can then go ahead and move the piece of jewellery closer until it is in focus and begin looking at it. 

Note that if you are a beginner, it is better if you keep an eye closed and the other one open. However, if you do not feel like using both eyes is a distraction, then you can move the piece of jewellery around with your both eyes open and look for the slightest imperfections. You’ll quickly find that even if there’s nothing odd, the process of louping a piece of jewellery is simple amazing, as it allows you to see the smallest tints and scratches that it may have, thus creating an amazing experience, or maybe a drive back to the jewellery store in the case that anything is a bit too odd.