Hi Jim, As you can imagine, any subject with “Gesswein” in it is
going to get my attention.
So here I am to answer some of your questions & concerns regarding
our popular product COLORiT.
COLORiT is very similar to the material the dentist applies to teeth
to fill in spaces from receding gums, etc. It’s much harder than
enamel, ceramit or resins. It means a lot less throwaways, a lot
less returns, a lot less repairs.
COLORiT can be filed, sanded, sandblasted, polished to a bright high
shine, drilled, and carved. It can be built up, layer upon layer,
until quite thick (you can even make cabochons) … but even a very
thin layer is extremely tough and durable.
It comes in a variety of colors that can be mixed to any shade or
hue desired. And yes it can be used to repair enamels.
The COLORiT light is optimized for curing COLORiT. The light is in
a specific nanometer range and of sufficient concentration to cure
the COLORiT material quickly and predictably. That is no small
You could leave a cup of COLORiT just sitting out on your desk for a
month and it will probably cure. You could use a standard
ultraviolet light and leave your ring under it for many hours and it
will probably cure. But even if time is not a factor for you,
predictable results and ‘repeatability’ will be.
The light used must be of sufficient concentration to penetrate the
material so it cures all the way through. Or you won’t get the
hardness and durability you bought the product for in the first
place. Standard ultraviolet lights just don’t do it.
There are indeed 2 kits. The Basic Kit is $1260 and includes the 8
basic colors, the filtered (to protect your eyes) work station, hot
plate, application tools and the COLORiT Light. Although the light
can be held in your hand, a stand is included so you don’t actually
have to stand there holding the light on your work. That would get
old pretty fast.
The large kit is indeed $4930 but it includes everything in the
first kit including the Light. However the large kit is geared to
production so it also includes a Production Light Source that looks
like a cabinet. You can easily cure 30 rings at a time in it.
COLORiT colors are $24.52 for 5 grams but that 5 grams goes a long
Without a doubt, COLORiT is harder and more durable than enamel,
ceramit or resins.
Hope that helps clear up the confusion. If you’d like to see some
pictures of COLORiT jewelry, you can visit our COLORiT Support
Message Board on the web:
This is an EZBoard community so you’ll be required to fill out a
brief form in order to register yourself on EZBoard. Just make sure
you uncheck the boxes on the form that say “please email me a
hundred advertisements a day” or something to that effect.
VP Tech Services
Gesswein Co. Inc. USA