Our standard finish is designed to be brite, but not reflective. A special proprietary process is used which breaks up the surface into tens of thousands of individual polished pockets. When hit with a brite light, the surface diffuses the light instead reflecting it.
Black - Titanium Nitride "TITAN KOTE"
TITAN KOTE is a form of Chemical Vapor Deposition, or CVD. This is a thin-film coating with a chemical and metallurgical bond that results from the reaction between various gaseous phases and the heated surface of a substrate. The final product is a hard, wear-resistant coating with an extremely strong bond to the substrate (stainless steel).
TITAN KOTE is currently being applied on weapons systems used by the U.S. Military in Army Green, Earth Brown, and Desert Sand.
Gold - 23kt gold
Each pendant is direct plated with 40 microns of 23kt gold. Prior to plating, they are processed so as to have the rich look of 18kt gold. An important feature of the finish we offer is that the gold is direct plated to the stainless steel. With cheap jewelry, an underplate of copper or nickel is used to speed up the process and reduce cost.
This is the 5 digit code which was assigned to us by the U.S. Government as an identifier of who we are and the Religious Jewelry we make.
We stamp this code on the back of everything we make so that you can rest assured, knowing that you're getting an official product made by GI JEWELRY.
This is the logo designed & used by Gary Paul Johnston...the original creator of the 1*.
We stamp this logo on the back of our 1* products so that you can rest assured, knowing that you're getting an officially licensed product made by GI JEWELRY.
NSN (National Stock Number)
An NSN is the 13 digit number used to identify an item of material in the supply distribution system of the Militarys' Defense Logistics Agency. It consists of a four digit Federal Supply Class (FSC) and a nine digit National Item Identification Number (NIIN).
For each of our products adopted by the Military, an NSN was assigned.The FSC of Religious Items is: 9925
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Sometimes in production, we make a mistake; shown above are some interesting examples.