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Posted: January 15, 2008

Nanotechnology Makes Photo Inscription on Diamonds Possible

(Nanowerk News) A Silicon Valley firm has developed a new nanotechnology process that permanently inscribes high-resolution photos on any diamond or other gemstone. The unique process used by Gemory LLC, does not harm the diamond in any way, preserving its original quality and customers' memories forever.
Immortalize the treasured moments of your life - any event or occasion can be preserved forever with high-resolution photo inscription from Gemory™. Events and the emotions tied to them are only temporary, but now you can maintain memories of them forever by inscribing photos on your diamond. Even inscribe family photos side by side in a perpetual family album. Future generations can add their own photos and create a lasting record of family lineage. Diamonds are forever, and now, with Gemory™, so are memories.
Gemory™ Process is the Next Evolution of Diamond Inscription
The patent-pending PureDiamond™ process from Gemory uses nanotechnology to inscribe photos in high resolution on the surface of any diamond, pearl or other gem. Although microscopic and invisible to the naked eye, the photos can be viewed at any time using GemmaView™, Gemory's proprietary portable viewing device.
For the past 25 years inscription technology has only allowed inscription of letters, numbers and simple, all-black logos. Gemory has catapulted the diamond-inscription industry into a new era by developing the ability to inscribe high-resolution photos in a full-range of grayscale tones. Plus, Gemory's proprietary technology is unique in its ability to make those photos inscriptions that are non-invasive and last forever on the surface of a diamond.
Prominent fifth-generation jeweler Jay A. Mednikow, President of J.H. Mednikow & Co., Inc. says, "The GIA has been inscribing microscopic certificate numbers on diamonds for years. Gemory's new process allows much more elaborate inscriptions than just numbers on the edge of the diamond, and this quantum leap forward in technology will allow consumers the ultimate in personalization of their diamonds."
Gemory's web site, www.gemory.com, illustrates a variety of ways you can preserve your most precious memories forever on a diamond.
Patricia Thornton, adjunct professor of management at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, notes that, "The technology has many applications in a variety of markets, from consumer products to homeland security. Since first discovering the innovation and moving it from the idea stage to a stellar business opportunity, the founder has seamlessly executed his business plan and surpassed all expectations. This is a venture to keep your eye on."
No Damage to Your Diamond
All other inscription technology uses lasers that etch the diamond deeply by melting and removing some of the diamond. The high heat of the laser leaves a graphite residue that shows up black on the diamond. Not only can this inscription process damage the gem's clarity and reduce its value, but air moisture or a standard gemstone cleaning can wash the graphite away, leaving the inscription difficult to read.
By contrast, Gemory's PureDiamond inscription process does not damage the diamond and the inscription is permanent--lasting from generation to generation. Should you wish to have your pictures removed in the future, Gemory can remove the inscription while maintaining the gem's properties, preserving its Color, Carat, Clarity and Cut.
Eliminates Forgery and Thwarts Theft
Because other inscription processes use lasers that are commercially available, most inscriptions can easily be duplicated on lower-grade stones, leaving your diamond susceptible to theft and forgery. Gemory high-resolution inscriptions cannot be duplicated, because the process and technology is not available to anyone but Gemory and the photo inscribed is uniquely yours. This unique process allows you to quickly and easily verify the authenticity of your diamond or other gem without error, providing the ultimate security.
Gemory Exclusive Inscription Service to Launch via Auction
To launch this new service, which is not available elsewhere, Gemory will offer only a limited number of inscriptions via auction. The winners of this unique auction opportunity will be the first people in the world to have their photo inscribed upon the surface of a diamond. To participate in this exclusive auction and make your memories last forever, visit Gemory online at www.gemory.com.
Gemory is currently accepting jewelers and other members of the diamond industry as partners in delivering the new inscription service. Please send an email to pr@gemory.com.
Source: Gemory