An otherworldly masterpiece made from one of the most exotic substances on the planet: meteorite. Traveling through unspeakable fires and light years of space, only to be forged into a timeless work of art.
Holding meteorite in your hand humbles the soul. You instantly embrace the vastness of our universe. Iron meteorites are thought to be samples of metallic cores, and molten pools that formed in diverse planetary bodies.
What began as molten remnants of planetary cores is now a wallet. That thought is well worth a pause.
Radiometric dating places the age of crystallization of the iron-nickel metal at 4 to 4.5 billion years, literally materializing during the formation of our solar system. During its voyage through the vacuums of dark space, scientists calculate it took the main metal fragment 1,000 years to cool down 1 degree Celsius.
Most iron meteorites have unique crystalline structures known as "Widmanstätten" patterns. These patterns were named after the Austrian Count Alois von Beckh Widmanstätten who discovered these patterns in 1808. The beautiful crystalline patterns characteristic of iron meteorites are more than just beautiful oddities; they tell us about the meteorites’ compositions and how long it took for the planetary core from which the meteorite is derived to cool. In general, the larger the crystals, the longer it took for the molten metal to reduce in temperature on its voyage towards Earth.
After these 4 billion years of travel, a meteorite hurtles to Earth, becoming a molten fireball as it penetrates the atmosphere before striking our planet’s surface between 4,000 and 6,000 years ago.
At Bejeti, we have unlocked the ancient secrets of a lifeless fragment of iron-nickel alloy, formed it and gave it breath. The result is literally an out-of-this-world creation: the world’s first meteorite wallets.
“Voids” in the material itself can be discerned, while oxidation of high-iron content areas yield a glimpse of the meteor’s age. Billions of years’ travel through time and space are now perfected into an ultimate achievement of science, engineering, and artful design. The world’s first and only meteorite wallet. Designed with You in mind.
Humanity didn’t need ceilings painted by Michelangelo. Or Michelin-starred restaurants. Skyscrapers risen from islands, designer cars, and wallets made from planetary cores —we need none of these for survival. But where is the fun in simply surviving?