What is Immersion Glass and who benefits from it
The Gallery

HIG Documentation Wiki
MBox IG Documentation Wiki
 
DiamCalc
DiBox
iGM 2.0
GemAdviser Free Version
Helium IG
Helium Polish
Helium Rough
Helium Tender
M-Box 2.0
M-Box 1.5
M-Box
Oxygen DZ
Oxygen HIG
Oxygen Immersion
Oxygen Inclusion
Oxygen Microscope Server
Oxygen Viewer Free Version
Oxygen XRay Server
Pacor
Pacor Client
Stereo Viewer Free Version
ViBox

PACOR - Advanced Computer technologies for Processing of Rough diamonds
Laser Mapping of Concavities
Scanning major and minor symmetry features
Technology patent "A method and apparatus for locating inclusions in a diamond stone"
Immersion Glass
 
What is Immersion Glass and who benefits

What is Immersion Glass?

Immersion Glass is the technology developed by Lexus / Octonus which can be used to view inclusions inside the rough stone without physical windowing, to view those inclusions using Eye-glass or microscope and to perform planning and plotting using M-Box and Helium Rough.

Rough diamond trading companies and polished diamond manufacturing companies can use this technology

The Gallery
Immersion Glass page on Lexus web-site
Tutorial: 3 Easy Step AutoPlot: 1, 2, 3 & go... (PDF)
IG Molding Process Manual (PDF)
FAQ (PDF)

Advantages of use Immersion Glass

  • There is no size limitation. You can work for stone size between 0.10 ct to 1000 ct.
  • The diamond need not be laser marked. This gives you the freedom of re-trading it if the solution is not profitable enough.
  • You can study the diamond’s interior with your own eyes under loupe or Microscope, making you feel more comfortable.
  • You can even make a rough estimation, without the use of any machine or scanner.
  • Visibility of inclusions under normal lighting without any external aid helps quality checkers to check quality of plot with 100% accuracy, with no surprises left behind.
  • An inclusion up to a VVS1 grade is easily visible.
  • It is a completely safe material at room temperature and can be handled by plotters without any health hazard.
  • Very cost effective solution to chart inclusions in a rough diamond.
  • The immersion glass material can be reused.

Related
Hardware
Related
Software
M-Box 2.0, Helium IG, Helium Rough Helium Rough, Oxygen HIG, Oxygen Immersion, Oxygen Microscope Server, Oxygen Inclusion, Pacor Client, Oxygen D-Z
See more details in Process Flow table below

HIG Documentation Wiki
M-Box IG Documentation Wiki - Release Notes

Related products and Process Flow

Steps / Process Old process

Without Immersion Glass

Modern process

With Immersion Glass

Scan / Estimate rough during purchase Helium Tender

Scanning or Preliminary scanning of 3D Model of rough
Scanning of rough Helium Rough

Scanning 3D Model of rough
Software for working with Helium Rough and Helium Tender scanners Helium Rough Software download
Immersion Glass Molding Not available

Immersion Glass

In this technology, Immersion Glass material is used. Immersion Glass is the material having nearly same Refractive Index value as Diamond and is solid at Room temperature and melts to liquid at around 100°C. We can heat Immersion Glass and Diamond in cubical mold so glass and diamond will become a single entity and reflections of inclusions will be removed. Due to absence of reflections, plotting on M-Box is more precise, very easy and can be done by even non-experienced operator.

Immersion Glass cubical mold Scanning Not available Helium Rough

Scanning 3D Model of Immersion Glass cubical mold with rough inside
Plotting of Inclusions Making set of photos on Helium Rough scanner. Then inclusion including VS to I can be plotted manually on M-Box/Helium Rough photos. Helium IG (HIG)

Completely Automatic Plotting System for Inclusions  VS2-I3

HIG uses 3D model obtained on Helium Rough.

HIG makes set of photos with very high depth of sharpness for better viewing of inclusion.

Software for working with HIG scanner - Oxygen HIG Software
Further plotting of Inclusions on M-Boxes M-Box or M-Box 1.5

M-Box - 5 Axis-Microscopic inclusion mapping system for Helium Rough

M-Box 1.5 - 6 Axis Motorised M-Box with Stereo Viewing through Oculars
M-Box 2.0

M-Box2.0 - 6 Axes – Completely Motorized Microscopic - 3D Automatic Inclusion Plotting System

Software for working with M-Boxes Oxygen Immersion
Oxygen Microscope Server
Software for working with projects from M-Boxes Oxygen Inclusion
Software for allocation and planning

Pacor Client - Detecting the most profitable option of rough marking.
Oxygen D-Z - D to Z color estimation: Enhancing value while planning/optimizing.

Scanning and grading diamonds

Helium Polish - Scanning 3D Model of diamond. Creating detailed reports.

Rapid making high quality photos of diamonds

DiBox - Rapid Photography System captures images of polished diamonds under various structured lighting environment and make it ready for Printing or web publishing.

Making 3D video and photo of diamonds

ViBox - The Video Box allows the manufacturer to prepare images and movies 3D for the diamond and diamond jewelry.

Visualizing of 3D models of polished diamonds and other gemstones, grading and making reports

DiamCalc - For jewelers,diamonds graders,sale specialists dealing with diamonds and diamond jewelry, manufacturers,technologists

Free software for visualizing of 3d models of diamonds, exploring solutions, for 3d video of diamonds and jewelry GemAdviser Free Version

Oxygen Viewer Free Version

Stereo Viewer Free Version