All About Dichroic Jewelry

Dichroic glass was developed in the 1950s and 1960s by NASA for use in satellite optics and spacesuit viewers, and today dichroic glass is widely available from manufacturers of dichroic coatings.

Up to 50 ultra-thin layers of different metal oxides such as gold, silver, titanium, chromium, aluminum, zirconium, magnesium, and silicon are placed on the glass surface using an electron beam gun inside a vacuum chamber.

The main characteristics of this beautiful glass are that it has a transmitted color (where the light passes through the glass) and a completely different reflective color (where the light reflects off the glass), this gives a lovely chameleon effect depending on the amount of light being received. absorbed or reflected. You must buy Aanraku Nickel Plated Jewelry Bails via online stores.

The coating that is created is very similar to a gemstone and with careful control of the thickness different colors are created.

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Dichroic glass is specifically designed to be worked hot, either in an oven or over an incredibly hot flame. Dichroic glass fuses with other compatible glass in the firing process, and due to variations within this process, exact results can never be predicted, making each piece of glass unique.

Dichroic glass is very resistant to extreme weather conditions and as it never fades, there has been an increasing demand for this glass in many different areas including architecture, decorative and functional objects, and of course the most popular, the jewelry design.

The popularity of dichroic glass jewelry has increased a lot lately, as there is no limit to the number of different designs and colors that can be created. Dichroic glass jewelry captures light and shows color change so well that no other glass jewelry can compare.