Accessories can make or break any well-put together look, helping to create a carefully crafted image of style and sophistication — and if you’re whipping out your wallet to foot the bill at this pricey, Michelin-starred restaurant, this is it an opportunity to show your excellence taste. But despite the fact that the items we carry in our wallets have evolved over the years from paper notes to more credit, debit and ID cards, the design and materials of fine women’s and men’s wallets have evolved changed very little since the 1950s, and most of these have been found Even the highest quality designer boutiques and fashion stores do little to stand out from the crowd.
But it’s a fact challenged by US-based boutique brand Bejeti (pronounced “BEE JÉ TEE”), which has dreamed up and launched a new generation of ultra-luxe wallets designed for all gender identities have been designed and bring something completely different to the party.
With a new interpretation of style and luxury, the brand aims to change the way we experience our wallets throughout life, offering individuals a portal through which to experience the most extraordinary materials in the universe on a daily basis. The current collection features a wallet made from a fairly coveted meteorite. Yes, you read that right: a wallet made out of space meteorites – so if you’re looking for something different that will catch people’s attention for all the right reasons, then look no further.
Few materials could be more luxurious and otherwise intangible than meteorites, but Bejeti has found a way to bring it right into your pocket, taking uniquely sized pieces of meteorite and cutting them with precision to create the first and only meteorite wallet that ever graces the planet earth.
After traveling through unspeakable fires and light-years through space, few would imagine that a meteorite fragment could be fashioned into a timeless, functional work of art by this boutique – yet here it is – and thanks to this innovative exceptional-box believes that Bejeti is quickly becoming a coveted name among luxury lovers and wealthy fashion enthusiasts alike.
“To hold a meteorite humbles the soul. It allows you to instantly grasp the vastness of our universe,” says Eduardo Sande, Founder of Bejeti.
Iron-nickel meteorites are believed to be samples of metal cores and molten pools formed in various planetary bodies. Meteoritic studies estimate that only about five percent of all meteorites that land on Earth are made of this iron-nickel, while the majority are stony in nature. So if a Bejeti wallet is described as the rarest and most “otherworldly” wallet in the world, the brand’s PLANETESIMAL wallet is literally just that.
“What started out as the melted remains of planetary cores is now a wallet. This thought is worth a break,” says Mr. Sande – and we can only agree.
So what exactly do we know about the meteorite that makes up Bejeti’s masterful new wallet model – and how did it end up hurtling through space carrying our credit cards and cash in our pockets?
Well, radiometric dating puts the age of crystallization at four to 4.5 billion years for the iron-nickel metal that materialized during the early formation of our solar system. During its journey through the vacuum of dark space, scientists have calculated that it took the main metal fragment 1,000 years to cool by just one degree Celsius.
Most iron meteorites have unique crystalline structures known as “Widmanstätten” patterns, named after the Austrian Count Alois von Beckh Widmanstätten, who discovered them in 1808 the meteorite came from had cooled. In general, the larger the crystals, the longer it took for the molten metal to cool down on its journey to Earth.
After traveling more than four billion years, this meteorite hurtled toward Earth and became a molten fireball as it pierced the atmosphere before striking our planet’s surface 4,000 to 6,000 years ago.
“Voids” in the material itself can be seen, while oxidation of areas high in iron provides insight into the meteor’s age. Billions of years of travel through time and space have now been perfected by Bejeti into the ultimate achievement of science, engineering and artistic design – and the result is something very special indeed.
For understandable reasons, the Meteorite wallet is limited to just a handful a year – and the fact that they’re so rare makes them all the more desirable and an exclusive accessory that you’re unlikely to see anyone pull out of their pocket.
There’s no denying that this unique choice of materials is something that sets Bejeti apart from the competition, but it’s not the only thing it does. The brand also uses a multi-layered counterfeit verification system to assure customers that their carefully crafted wallet is authentic and remains unique. Each component in the wallet is engraved with a unique 12-digit ID sequence derived from over 95 quadrillion combinations, so no two are ever duplicated.
All Bejeti pieces use uncompromising processing techniques developed by highly skilled artisans to maximize their natural beauty by extracting distinctively different patterns from each and every piece. The result? Bespoke heirloom wallets that are as eye-catching as they are effortless to use – and the talk of the fashion world.
Designed from generation to generation to be timeless works of art, each wallet pays homage to those who appreciate and crave rarity, who seek handmade works of art and indulge in fine design to give to those who care decide to carry a Bejeti wallet the pleasure of experiencing the most extraordinary materials in the universe every day.
The prices of the purses naturally reflect the rarity of the substrates and the painstaking manual hours that go into each piece. Bejeti wallets are currently sold exclusively through their online boutique store with free worldwide shipping.
Discover them on Bejeti.com and witness how this bespoke brand is redefining the luxury accessory sector.