AZOTIC® Surface Enhanced Designer Gemstones™
Azotic's response to the article "New Kind of Blue" in the April edition of Modern Jeweler.
Azotic® Designer Gemstone enhancements are processed and subject to rigorous quality control. The Azotic® treatment of Surface Enhanced Designer Gemstones™ provide a permanent and durable treatment*, providing designers with an infinite prismatic array of colors to choose from. Before purchasing, please review the care of Designer Enhanced Gemstones sheet and the Mystic Topaz® Care Guide.
The quality of the gemstone (clarity), the faceting (brilliance), and the polishing (shine) are equally important as the enhancement process. The distributor provides Azotic Coating with the substrate material (topaz, quartz, or CZ) for enhancement. The enhancement process is dependent on the selection of quality substrate materials.
Please contact Azotic Coating for distributor information.
U.S.A. Patent No. 5,853,826 provides Azotic Coating protection from counterfeit gemstones produced or sold in the United States. The consumer may end up receiving a cheaper, non-permanent, poor quality counterfeit gemstone. Azotic Coating has received numerous samples from unsatisfied customers of products that lose color when exposed to sunlight or when wiped with alcohol. Counterfeit reproductions of the Azotic® Designer Gemstones are being manufactured overseas and illegally imported into the US. These counterfeit gemstones may be cheaper but so is the quality.
* Enhancements are thin film enhancements comprised of various precious and semi precious metals, oxides and nitrides, making them permanent and durable when care instructions are followed. Any mishandling that would affect metals, oxides and/or nitrides will affect the beauty of the enhancement and the life of the jewelry piece.
All Azotic® enhancements are created utilizing a green process that DOES NOT use radiation or harsh chemicals.
- Enhancements highlighted blue are Azotic® Premium Enhancements with improved durability and color.
- Enhancements highlighted red are covered by an exclusivity agreement. If you are interested, please contact Azotic to be directed to the proper distributor.
- These images are provided to give a basic representation of the coating. Many factors can alter the color including: stone cut, quality of stone, degree of polish. Additionally, Azotic Coating can not guarantee that a stone will exactly match an image on this website simply due to different color calibrations on different monitors. It should be noted that cheaper monitors (in general) tend to reproduce colors much poorer.