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What is Dichroic Glass? 

So, what is dichroic glass? Dichroic glass was first developed by NASA as part of their satellite mirror systems. A coating was needed that had special characteristics.  

Of course, artists found a wonderful use for this amazing coating.   For jewelry, the thin dichroic coating must be applied with lasers to the sheet glass in very controlled environments. Di-chroic means two colors and this glass reflects/transmits different colors depending on the angle of light. I call this the "mood" of the glass.

All Umeboshi jewelry is handmade by the artist in Dark Hollow Studio. Each piece is carefully fired and annealed in a digital kiln for beauty and longevity.  Some pieces enter the kiln several times to get just the right colors and shape.

How Fast Do You Ship?

 I usually ship the next working day unless it is a special order There are times when I am away from the studio at a show or on vacation.  I'll be sure to email you if that is the case.

How can I pay?

We use PayPal as our payment processor, so we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Or, you can pay using your PayPal balance.

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Is your site secure?

Yes. You pay through PayPal, the world's premier electronic payment solution, not through this site. We never even see your credit card number; PayPal just tells us that you've paid and we ship you your stuff. We get your money through PayPal later.

Do I have to have a PayPal account to buy?

No, you can pay with your credit card without a PayPal account.