Belgium Antwerp diamonds lexicon inscription diamond laser

Diamond Glossary


Diamond Terms L
  1. Laser Drill Hole
  2. Laser Identification
  3. Loupe



Diamond Term Explanation

  1. A tiny tube made by a laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation - producing an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light ) to remove an inclusion, noticeable on treated diamonds. The surface opening may resemble a pit, while the tube usually looks needle like.
  2. Microscopical small superficial inscription created by a laser on a diamond for identification. Can be the diamond certificate number, a love message, brandname and number or otherwise. Relatively easy removable by polishing.
  3. Precision magnifying glass, usually of 10X and set in an eyepiece, for viewing diamonds and gems. Focusing distance approximately 25mm.