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Best and cheap equipment ?

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  • #207369
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    ali_iraq
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    Hello everybody
    Can IGS or any one know advice us about best and cheapest instruments for test gems like microscope….

    Thanks

    #207630
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    pierre
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    Hello.

    There is a golden rule….

    You get what you pay for. That means if you buy a gemological microscope cheap from ex India you can be sure that the quality is thereafter. I use a Breukhoven Stereomicroscope for around 250$. Then i have modified it myself. Created darkfield and polarisation filter. Bought a gemtweezer and connected it to the scope. Instead of paying around 2500$ for a quality gem microscope i have spent 300$ on the scope and it works just fine.

    Regards

    Pierre

    #207632
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    ali_iraq
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    Hello
    Thanks my friend and I agree with you
    But I try find Brand be balance between price and performance so I need advice from someone has experience to can decide that

    Regards

    #207814
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    Hi again.

    If you are looking for a brand i can recomend OPTIKA. Optika is an Italian company and they have gem microscopes for a “reasonable” cost. I have tried them and they do very well. A scope from them will cost about 2500$. They are not like for example a Zeiss microscope ofcourse but their quality is ok.

    Regards

    Pierre

    #207816
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    ali_iraq
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    Hello
    Thank you so much My friend

    Best regards

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