Gemstone

Gemstone
Apart from their high technical qualities and performance the crystals grown in Crytur are truly beautiful in their appearance and represent a remarkable jewel material

Key characteristics

Modern synthetic gemstone is the point where the Crytur’s high-tech business meets with the long tradition of jewellery and gem mining, crafts that have been present in Turnov and surrounding country for centuries.

Beside the traditional ability of fine gems to reflect or disperse light (BRILLIANCE, LUSTER, FIRE) Crytur’s gems have another ability LUMINESCENCE. It gives to gems ability to actively shine when it is irradiated by light of short wavelength (e.g. blue, ultraviolet). We have control over this effect, mainly by doping chemical elements from the group of rare earths or by post-treatment of grown crystals.

  • high index of refraction
  • inherent intense color
  • intense luminescence appearing whenever the crystal is exposed to blue or ultraviolet light
  • good mechanical properties and durability
  • optical properties stable during brazing or soldering

Luminescence becomes mostly apparent in the crystals combined with additional light source, e.g. LED diode. It opens the doors to the modern design.

Undoped YAG enriched by color centers looks like transparent and colorless gem under white light but it shines in blue-violet when irradiated by light of ultraviolet lamp.

gemstone in standard white light gemstone in UV light

 

Cerium-doped YAG gem has inherent deep yellow color under white light but it shines by intense yellow-green color whenever the crystal is exposed to blue or ultraviolet light.

Crytur can supply you either uncut raw material or cut jewel stones or even jewels in collaboration with local jewellers.