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Difference between Jewelry Scales
Anyone working in the jewelry industry know that there’s a variety of scales in the market, each one working for to measure different elements, through different systems, whether it be pennyweight, a gram scale, a avoirdupois scale or a troy scale. These do give exact numbers, but they’ll need to be converted into grams in the end for a correct appraisal. Although these factors are important, modern digital scales, which are the ones used by the majority of jeweler’s, do the job.
Digital jewelry scales are made with three different materials in mind- precious stones- diamonds, emeralds, etc., precious metals- gold, silver, etc., and other metals- copper, brass, etc. Precious stones are the lightest starting at around 0.001 grams, while other metals are the heaviest, starting at around 0.1 grams. An important factor to look at when shopping for scales is their calibration, in order to correctly appraise each piece as precisely as possible. Once a jeweler has a scale that works for them all they need to know are the different conversions for different elements.