Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jewelry Microscope

Viewing gems and precious stones under a microscope can sometimes prove tricky based on the reflective nature of cut stones. A gemological microscope is usually best with a gem clamp and a darkfield attachment.

These jewelry images were captured with a Meiji gemological microscope using a microscope c-mount adapter with the MW5.1 CCD microscope camera and included software.

Most gemological images are captured at a low magnification, typically between 10x - 20x.