Tools and Accessories used in Gemology & by Jewelry Traders

Ring Sticks
Ring Sticks

Ring Sticks

Ring sticks comes in various standard sizes such as for U.S.A scale, Indian scales and European scales.

Ring Sticks

Ring Stick

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Ring stick with U.S scale and diameter in mm.

Ring stick with U.S scale and diameter in mm.

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Ring sizes and ring sizing will be covered on a dedicated page.

Ring Sizers
Ring Sizers

Ring Sizers

Ring sizers also comes in various scales like U.S.A. and European scales. Both plastic and metal ring sizers are available.

Diamond Burs
Diamond Burs

Diamond Burs

These diamond burs are specially designed for carving gemstones, such as for making statues. It is made by depositing synthetic industrial diamonds on steel shankles by electroplating.

Diamond Burs

Diamond Burs

Display Boxes
Display box made by Stuller Inc.

Display box made by Stuller Inc.

Display Boxes

Display Boxes

Grippers
Gemstone grippers

Gemstone grippers

High quality grippers are made up of non-magnetic stainless steel. Grippers usually come in two sizes, 55mm and 115mm.

Threads
Threads for making colored stone jewelry

Threads for making colored stone jewelry

Special threads are used to make jewelry with gemstone beads.

i) Plastic coated metal wire:

These are special threads made up of non-breakable steel wire and coated with plastic. This type of wire usually comes from 0.3mm to 0.45mm in diameter. These wires come with a wide range of colors.

Threads for making colored stone jewelry

Threads for making colored stone jewelry

ii) Stretchable PVC threads:

These are non-breakable threads that are also streatchable. The usual diameter of these wires range from 0.4 to 0.8mm and usually come with white, black, brown, green and pink colors.

iii) Non- Stretchable PVC threads:

These threads are readily available in most marlets and comes in many different colors. Its diameter usually ranges from 0.6mm to 1.5mm.

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iv) Nylon threads:

Nylon threads are very strong and un-breakable. Its diameter usually ranges from 0.3 to 1mm and comes in green, pink, purple, white and red.

Tweezers
Some tweezers used in the gem industry

Some tweezers used in the gem industry

Tweezers used in the gem and jewellery industry are made from high quality non-magnetic stainless steel. Some tweezers are made from titanium. There are three common types of tweezers:

i) Vertical tweezers

ii) Locking type tweezers (Slide lock tweezers).

iii) Check type tweezers.

A Slide lock tweezer

A Slide lock tweezer

A simple classification of tweezers:

L- Large tip

M- Medium tip

F- Fine tip

XF- Extra fine tip

LF- Large with grooved tip

MG- Medium with grooved tip

FG- Fine with groove

Sieves
Calibrated sieves for the gemstone and diamond industry

Calibrated sieves for the gemstone and diamond industry

Modern sieves are perfectly calibrated non-magnetic and made from stainless steel.

Manufacturers usually provide soft cloth or leather covers to protect sieves when not in use.

Sieves usually comes in three sizes small, medium and large.

i) Small:

Diameter: 50mm
Height: 60mm
Hole size: 000-20
Maximum hole size: 4.8mm
No of sieves: 42

ii) Medium:

Diameter: 70mm
Height: 65mm
Hole size: 000-20
Maximum hole size: 4.8mm
No of sieves: 42

iii) Large:

Diameter: 83mm
Height: 77mm
Hole size: 000-20
Maximum hole size: 4.8mm
No of sieves: 42

Scoops:

High quality scoops are made from stainless steel and are non-magnetic. It is easy and convenient to use scoops.

Gemstone scoops

Gemstone scoops

Scoops usually comes in three sizes small, medium and large.

i) Small

Width: 32 mm
Length:42 mm
Height:10 mm

ii) Medium

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Width: 45 mm
Length:62 mm
Height: 15 mm

iii) Large

Width: 51mm
Length: 74 mm
Height: 12 mm

Executive Assortment Pads
Assortment pads for gemstones and diamonds

Assortment pads for gemstones and diamonds

These executive asortment pads for gemstones come in different sizes. There are two types of assortment pads, the foam rexin type and the acrylic fine finish.

Assortment pads for gemstones and diamonds

Assortment pads for gemstones and diamonds

Leather Wallets
Leather Wallets for carrying gemology instruments

Leather Wallets for carrying gemology instruments

Many portable leather wallets are availablle in the market. It makes it very easy to carry a few gemology instruments, especially when travelling.

Selvyts
Selvyts

Selvyts

This is soft cloth for wiping and cleaning gemstones. This cloth does not leave any lint. It can also be used to clean jewellery.

Selvyts

Selvyts

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