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What are NanoJems®?

Engraving on a Microscopic Scale

Our patented and patent pending engraving technology etches characters on a 5mm crystal, from a single word to an entire lexicon of 100,000 words.

These highly detailed wonders are showcased in NanoJewelry® settings, on watch faces, in sculptures, and in framed fixture. Each NanoJems® crystal comes with a serial number and letter of authenticity, and a copy of the engraved text.

NanoJems® are conversation starters that combine technology with wonder. The collage of highly magnified images at right (taken with an atomic force microscope) shows text samples measured in microns (micrometres). The text is small enough that 10 rows can be etched across the end of a human hair.

Diagram of NanoJem text samples; 50 microns, 40 microns, and 10 microns wide


How Small is "Microscopic"?

The photo at right showing a dime on top of a NanoJem® crystal was taken with a basic digital camera and a jeweler's loupe.

Legible without magnification

Constitution of the United States of America

Legible with 40x magnification

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect...

Legible with 100x magnification

...Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

The stripes of the US flag are composed of the Articles of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and are visible through a high powered microscope. The beginning of three stripes (columns of this text) are visible below the dime, to the right of the stars in the photo at right. All of the stripes and two enlarged sections of text are also shown below the photo.

Click here to read the text engraved on this NanoJems®crystal

Contact Customer Support to order a loupe or USB microscope for reading your NanoJems® crystal.


40x magnification of a NanoJem with a US dime

American flag with Declaration engraved in the stripes




The closer you look, the more you'll see: microetched, nanopatterned jewelry, gifts, and keepsakes

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