Sarah Ha Jewelry, was formed in 2013 as a way to utilize Stamper Technology’s state-of-the-art laser etching technology dubbed NanoFiche™ to inscribe vast amounts of texts and images allowing them to be preserved for centuries. This new and innovative technology can inscribe the entire King James Bible on a disk the size of a dime.
NanoFiche’s precision etching process includes the creation of a 3D-graphic effect, and unlike more traditional two-beam technology, their single laser beam works much faster. “In addition to writing complex holograms, we can write the entire Holy Bible in three minutes,” Stamper Technology, Inc. founder, Bruce Ha, said.
Stamper Technology, Inc., a spin-off of the Eastman Kodak Company began when Eastman Kodak closed their optical storage department. This opened the door for Bruce Ha to purchase the equipment and form a new company to develop his own technologies. His company now has four patents granted in the alternate usage of optical disc manufacturing technologies. The first application was in the licensing of the patents for high-speed holographic designs to authenticate CDs and DVDs for a major software company. The firm has since used the technology to archive over 3,000 documents for an Argentine time vault and more than 200,000 ancient Sanskrit documents for a Buddhist group.
The idea to use the groundbreaking technology for jewelry was not developed until the entire Bible text was placed on a charm and delivered as a present to Ha’s wife. The Sarah Ha Jewelry line was named after her and is a balance of technology and fashion allowing meaningful information to be worn as a pendant. “My wife had so much interest that I started to make more,” Ha stated. “I subsequently gave away pendants as gifts to friends who used them for graduation presents and confirmations. One friend sent a pendant with their son who was going on a tour of duty to Afghanistan. This was when we decided to start a jewelry line,” he said.
Containing 31,101 verses, the King James Bible, if printed in standard form, could never be worn. With Ha’s technology, the entire text is printed at 0.006 point size and fits on a pendant the size of a dime, each letter roughly the size of a bacterium. In addition to the vast amount of text, a multitude of different holographic symbols, such as a cross or crucifix, can be prominently displayed with the text to draw attention to the keepsake making it glitter beautifully. Additionally, the medallions are bonded optically to a glass crystal to preserve the text for 10,000 years. They are waterproof, scratch proof, able to withstand temperatures of up to 2,600 degrees F and can survive almost any disaster. The inscriptions on these medallions are legible using a 400x-magnification microscope.
The Sarah Ha Jewelry line has already expanded the available pendants to include the Torah, the complete works of William Shakespeare, Pi and Phi written to 7 million digits, and the US Constitution. The holographic symbol designs include, but are not limited to a cross, crucifix and quill pen. Bruce Ha, who fled Vietnam in 1975 at age 10 for political asylum in the US said that memories of his homeland are important to him. With his patented technology, the few precious remaining pictures of his parents and siblings can now be preserved forever on an archival metallic medallion.
Sarah Ha Jewelry is sold online at sarahha.com and the company is rapidly expanding into the retail industry.