Imagine being able to carry the essence of the person you love with you.
That is the premise of this innovative brand, ORYGEN, which brings you a different experience when choosing the perfect gift for your loved ones, so you can dress the most exquisite jewelry along with the essence of the person that you love.
Everything begins in Spain
In the Department of Genomics of the University of Barcelona, to be more specific. These laboratories were the place where the revolutionary concept saw the light. The idea comes when biologist Agustín Arasanz, co-founder and husband of Monica Alonso, the other co-founder, worked with genetic samples and admired the fascinating way in which DNA became visible and presented to the naked eye, an appearance that had awakened the curious observation and incisive interest in the people who were contemplating it for the first time.
This emotion has a logical principle, is to be able to feel at a glance what was always invisible to the human eye and that contains our secret code, who and how we are, is our true inheritance, the origin of life and its continuity in a molecule. Which when thousands of them interlaced form an amazing whitish cloud.
Of course, Arasanz as every scientist with that capacity for observation and permanent questioning remains with those impressions and thoughts hovering in his head, because at the end, who does not like to have something of our loved ones with us or at least something that remind them, that belong to them, to feel them close? And… Eureka! The answer was in the classic jewelry.
From this moment, the couple embarks on a long but satisfactory journey to achieve the design of jewels that were elegant, beautiful and original, that would show the world this meaningful message in all its potential. After a long search and experiences with various jewelers, they find Nicolas Estrada, a designer and author of several books about jewelry, who understood the revolutionary idea and brought his art to exalt this cloud of DNA.
Nothing complex, all safe
Although listening to the word ‘science’, some associate it with complex processes, none of this is true in this case. Orygen makes it very simple by allowing the general population to have access to this wonderful experience, just by contacting with them. The team takes care of everything, the customer will have a single difficulty, choose among so many beautiful pieces of jewelry. That will be your first task, choose the jewel model you want for your personal treasure.
Then they send a collection kit so you can place the sample with easy and simple steps and the cool thing is that for those who like to surprise you have the option “gift”, with which your extraction kit will arrive in an elegant box sealed with a ribbon so that your loved one receives the pleasant surprise.
Finally, the company picks it up in any country where you are to be processed in the incubators of Empresas del Tecnocampus de Mataró , laboratories that hosted in their spaces this innovative project. After receiving the sample, the experts isolate it, encapsulate it and assemble it to give life to the selected jewel, this process doesn’t take long, between one and two weeks.
At the end, you are sent the jewel in a distinguished box of wood covered in gold fabric, which make it unique and beautiful, with a certificate of authenticity that brings the serial number, date and signature of the company’s CEO. And don’t worry, this process is totally safe, you are informed of all the phases that your genetic information goes through, protecting it in a professional and confidential way, once the encapsulation is finished, the rest of the sample is destroyed, guarding the secret that hides your inheritance.
Life in a jewel
And we ask ourselves: What is the most valuable thing that we possess? A look of love, a word of a loved one, the birth of a child, the caresses of your pet, the aroma of a flower, are moments that make our life unique and pleasant, makes us love what surrounds us and we would like those beings that make us happy with their qualities and virtues, will be perpetuated in us forever, but we can not count all the time with their company, therefore we have the option to remember what we love taking its essence in a jewel.
Orygen gives the opportunity for a parent to carry their baby’s DNA with them, to feel the legacy of a grandfather or grandmother to any grandchild who misses their presence, to keep the memory of a faithful pet, at last, all the living beings loved that you always want to have with you. Simply, even a plant or flower that makes you feel good and brings you beautiful memories you can keep it and carry it with you with these wonderful jewels loaded with emotion and meaning.
The first collection is born
As lucid entrepreneurs, they were able to recreate their vision in their first collection: Orygen Essence. This collection is made up of distinguished and elegant jewels but with clean and simple air, you can always wear them without worrying about styles that will guide you to keep it in a jeweler, their sophisticated design allows you to combine them with all the outfit of your wardrobe.
These innovative jewels are made with classic materials such as gold and silver that are handcrafted with a team of prestigious jewelers led by Estrada as designer, who put their every effort to make each jewel a unique work of art and caring of each detail. These valued materials combine with a circular cabochon of crystalline or smoky quartz, a stone of recognized spiritual and healing properties, and which makes a magnifying effect that allows to see with splendor and beauty the DNA nebula.
The collection opens with the Orygen Essence ring, thick classic lines is made of aged law silver that binds to smoky circular quartz, giving it a melancholic and romantic air perfect for any occasion.
Then there are silver and gold versions, silver law and 18k gold respectively, feature a thin and elegant ring that highlights the true protagonist, the genetic cloud contained in the crystalline quartz stone.
Also, we present the Orygen Essence ring with zirconias, with a design similar to the original Orygen Essence, adding a row of red, white, gold and violet zirconias around the quartz stone, that enhances it with a cheerful and daring air.
As for bracelets, they offer a model of rigid bypass design, whether it be in gold or in silver, with one end exhibiting crystalline quartz in all its splendor and the other end has a small diamont. However this piece has a surprise, you can replace the diamond in the second end with a second DNA capsule, so that you can carry not only one but two of your loved ones with you.
On the other hand, this youthful braided rigid leather bracelet, with each end sealed with rusty silver that is coupled with the natural style of the bracelet and smoked quartz cabochon. Like the previous ones, it allows to add a second capsule to the garment. Without a doubt, this bracelet will give your look a casual and chic character.
In relation to the pendants, the Orygen Essence collection bets on the subtlety with chains made of gold and silver that emphasize the quartz capsule with DNA, which is attached to a base of the material of the chain. This pendant medallion style is traditional, elegant and sober, echoing the original purpose of a medallion that is to keep with you something that represents your affections and invoke your memories.
Another aspect to highlight of these pieces is their ability to customize them, you can very easily request that the capsules be engraved with initials, names, special dates, a few words or code sample, giving another touch of originality to the piece.
It is important to tell you how this innovative is this project, conceived by the mind of Arasanz, to encapsulate the inner universe that constitutes each of the cells of our body in a small jewel that we can contemplate and marvel at its meaning, has been recognized in ceremonies like the awards organized annually by the city of Mataró and Tecnocampus for entrepreneurs Creatic, where among many was finalist.
This brand that breaks paradigms and reimagines the boundaries between biotechnology and jewelry, has been expanding rapidly, arousing the curiosity and fascination of the public, which has made more and more people join the Orygen experience, so why are you waiting? Start dressing your best kept secret and give life, essence and vanguard to your jeweler of 2017.
Finally, if you have any doubts you can consult their FAQ section or you can contact them directly with a message in their customer service, where they will be happy to clarify any uncertainty you have before you run to buy your new Orygen jewel online.