Introduction to Tools

Introduction to Tools

Join Gem Expert and Rockhound Renata as she returns to her alma mater, the University of Arizona, to visit the lab where she was trained. You'll be introduced to some popular geological tools and learn how to use most jewelers' favorite, the loupe. The loupe is a superb gemstone tool for those new to gemstone collecting. A loupe is excellent for examining a gemstone's clarity, inclusions, and damage. This loupe will determine if we are analyzing a ruby or glass. Renata shows off the Raman Spectrometer, which uses a laser to analyze the vibrations of a gemstone through a computer to determine the gemstone. Learn more about gemstone tools now!