FEATURED IN: Robb Report Arabia
By: Ahmed Hassan
The luxury makers of Bejeti have challenged the familiar and expected in the world of accessories by creating this one-of-a-kind wallet based on the rarest minerals on earth. Bejeti artists used a piece of a meteorite that hit the Earth to create a timeless and elegant wallet that captures the eyes of all who see it for the first time.
A new level of luxury
Wallets are a regular accessory for luxury fashion houses around the world, but it's rare to find a design that matches the Planetesimal wallet.
Despite the development of financial transactions that depend especially on various bank cards, and the emergence of metal cards, wallets maintained a familiar classic design and did not witness any significant development.
This monotony has prompted Bejeti to elevate the design of the wallet to a piece of art that defying the elements of time while combining opposites: it proves to man how small he is in relation to the age of the universe, and confirms his ability to harness materials to his advantage, as attested in the Maison's new wallet, the mineral essence that has traveled for millions light years.
The Planetesimal portfolio is based on an alloy of iron and nickel, one of the rarest minerals found in meteorites. It is true that the debris of many meteorites arrives annually, but very few of them, estimated at less than 5% according to the latest studies, include this unique mineral mixture.
A long journey
Radioactive measurements of the metal of this meteorite showed that it formed 4.5 billion years ago, which places it at the beginning of the formation of our solar system, before it traveled for millions of light years, experiencing temperature drops and causing it to solidify. These minerals are originally formed in the form of molten lava, whose temperature reaches thousands of degrees.
Science can also tell us when this meteorite hit the Earth's surface by examining the pattern of fossilization evident in iron, as meteorites have a special pattern of fossilization called Widmanstätten, after the Austrian scientist who discovered it in 1808. This pattern tells us that the meteorite on which Bejeti uses for its wallets entered the atmosphere and impacted the earth thousands of years ago.
This rarity and longevity prevent the company from mass-producing the wallet, so it will be released in a very limited number of models per year, adding to its exclusivity.
For more uniqueness, the company uses for each model an identification number consisting of twelve unique symbols that are not the same between two pieces.
Each wallet is crafted as an elegant, heirloom piece that is a testament to the company's craftsmanship and ability to forge the toughest and rarest metals.