Dichroic glass pendants are formed from dichroic glass that has many layers of metals and oxides. Dichroic glass pendants will have a particular color transmitted to them, just like the glass from which they are made. The difference in dichroic glass pendants occurs when light passes through dichroic glass pendants and they reflect a completely different color than they appear to be. This is an amazing feature of dichroic glass.
This characteristic of pendants made of dichroic glass occurs as a natural phenomenon due to the metals and oxides that make up the many layers of the glass. When the wavelengths of light pass through the glass, the wavelength of light strikes the many layers of metals and oxides and creates a dazzling display of colors to be emitted. Many people once believed that these stones had magical powers due to their ability to do this.
The dazzling light display can also be seen on the artificial versions of this glass. Ultrathin layers of metals like gold, silver, platinum, and rhodium, and thin layers of oxides like aluminum, zirconium, magnesium, and chrome, are built to create a coating that will reproduce the effects of natural dichroic stone.
Jewelry makers love to find substances that allow them to produce unique pieces that are unique. The fact that jewelry items are made of glass reduces their value for resale, but the fact that there are no two pieces that can be identical, and that the materials cannot be mass-produced, makes the value of each piece increase. Jewelers love the fact that using this substance is cheaper than using some metals and gemstones, and yet it is more lucrative for them than when using other metals and stones.