Microscope with LCD Digital Screen
by Barbara van Look, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

See what you're buying. Know what you're selling. Investigate metal gem setting prongs. Inspect gemstone clarity and quality. See maker's marks on vintage jewelry. Read inscriptions. Do it all on the road. View more and show more about the jewelry supplies that pass through your hands with this digital microscope.

What can the digital microscope do for you?

This digital microscope saves you the hassle and headache of using a loupe or headband magnifier, squinting or straining to peer at the details. Plus, you and your customer can see all the details at the same time.

This microscope has the tools to let you see the clarity, markings and inclusions of gemstones--as well as identifying stamped marks on metal jewelry--then lets you record the information for your records or for online sales. You can take still images or shoot video, showing off gemstone cuts or revealing fine metalwork. Add a Micro SD card, up to 32GB, to the slot and fill it up. The USB connection lets you take it all back off, to store images and video on your computer (both PC and Mac), or upload them to webpages and social media sites.
Diamond Ring Zoomed In

Zoomed In Crystal Zoom the high-quality lens from 10x to 500x to grade the clarity of diamonds and colored stones, evaluate the condition of antique and vintage enamelwork, or confirm metal purity by seeing stamps and marks. Adjustable magnification and 8 LED lights help you see faint metals stamps, maker's marks or inscriptions, too.

This microscope only weighs 3 lbs and has a rechargeable lithium battery, so you can carry it with you. The 3-1/2 inch full-color LCD display lets you see the materials you're buying, right there at the show. Or you can set it up in your own booth--it will output its 5 megapixel image to a TV screen, so customers will see exactly what you do.

And just what will you see?

Images: A 5 megapixel image that can be interpolated up to 12 megapixels for TV output. Images with a range of resolutions: 12 megapixels, 9 megapixels, 5 megapixels, 3 megapixels, 1.3 megapixels and VGA. Shutter speeds that range from 1 second to 1/1000 of a second.
This means you can see individual facets of a Swarovski crystal flat back, the lip of a mounting, the cut of a diamond--even a loose thread trapped in an engagement ring.

Video: Capture resolution of VGA and QVGA. VGA standard means you can view the images and video on almost every monitor manufactured after 1990. QVGA means you can view the images and video on most smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices.

The microscope package also includes a quick start guide, software CD, video out cable, USB cable, AC adaptor/charger and a cleaning cloth.

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