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How To Use A Tweezers

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Types of Tweezers for Holding Gemstones

This is a no brainer.  Given a tweezers anybody will know how to use it.  It just depends on how often you handle it and you will be competent with it over time and usage.

There are various types of tweezers for holding gemstones.  The most common one is the simple two prong type with serrated tips to hold the stone more securely.  The others are the pearl holders and a stone holder with 4 gripping pincers which is extended by an injector on the top of the tweezers.

A two prong tweezers

Just a few pointers on how a diamond pro handles a tweezers.

One normally holds a tweezers with the thumb and the forefinger.  The pinky finger should be placed within the palm with the back of the pinky and the ring finger in between.  In this way you can rotate the tweezers to view the stone in every direction.

When you hold a stone use your palm on the other hand as a background.  This will give you more focus and you will not be distracted by other background.

Using the palm as a background will help you to be more focus

To view the stone one would normally hold the girdle of the stone in between the prongs.  This way you can view the stone table-top up as well as the pavilion of the stone.

Holding A Diamond Between The Table Top And The Culet

If you need to view the laser inscription on the girdle of a diamond then hold the stone in between the table and the culet.

Laser Inscription On The Girdle Of A Diamond

It is just that simple.  Practice makes perfect.  In no time you can handle a tweezers like a pro.

Have fun….

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I am a Graduate Gemologist trained at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York City, USA. I hold an MBA degree from Cranfield University, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics. My earlier profession was a banker until I found jade in Myanmar (Burma) in the early 90s. I have traveled to the fabled Hpakan Jade mines, and Mogok, the world’s famous rubies and sapphires mines in upper Burma, with my second son. Three of my children are also Graduate Gemologist, GIA, NYC and they deal in diamonds, gemstones and jade. 我是在美国纽约市的美国宝石学院(GIA)接受过培训的宝石研究学家。 我拥有英国克兰菲尔德大学的工商管理硕士学位和数学学士学位。我以前的职业是银行家,直到90年代初我在缅甸接触到玉石。我曾经和我的次子一起去过缅甸上流传说中的哈帕翡翠矿山和莫谷矿山, 莫谷矿山是世界上著名的红宝石和蓝宝石矿山。我的三个孩子都是纽约市GIA毕业的宝石研究学家, 他们专门处理钻石,宝石和玉石.

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