encapsulated nuclei are coated at the molecular level using inert
metals. This optical coating completely masks the stains and provides
a perfect substrate for Bio-mineralization. It is so thin it can
only be measured with an electron microscope (1000 Angstroms); thus, there
is no change in the thermal index or specific gravity of the shell
material. By using this process we can provide a high degree of luster while completely
masking the stains. Stained nuclei are not conducive to
the culturing techniques used by many pearl producers - the stains
show through the thin nacre and produce inferior quality pearls.
Using the vapor encapsulation process will allow 2nd and 3rd grade material to be used as 1st grade,
providing a high-quality reflective substrate that will withstand
all of the bleaching and coloring processes currently used. Vapor encapsulation also offers several other advantages to pearl producers, making it a truly revolutionary technology for pearl culturing.