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About this project

TheAquaSonic Wave can be now be ordered directly from us please visit our website at www.aquasonicwave.com

Multiple patents pending and are owned by DEKA Research and Development Corporation. 

The Problem - Jewelry's Dirty Little Secret?

Ask yourself when was the last time you cleaned your jewelry? One month ago, six months ago, over a year? It’s ok; don’t feel bad, it’s not convenient to stop by a jewelry store on a regular basis to have your jewelry cleaned. Yet, for over the past 32 years, 95% of the jewelry that comes into my store looks like this.

   Assorted jewelry from my customers!

I’m David Bellman; over the past 3 decades I’ve owned one of the most successful jewelry stores in New Hampshire, and I have seen a lot of jewelry. Whether a customer comes in for a repair, appraisal or inspection, and regardless of their jewelry’s value - they all virtually have one thing in common - they are filthy!!

Looking at the items that would come into my store under magnification showed just how filthy they were. And most people really just don't realize how dirty so we went to a local trade show and set up a both:

This discovery fueled my passion to pioneer a new area of study called Jewelry Hygiene. While few people know about this problem; I was sure… that if they did, they would care enough about it to do something about it…as long as I could easily incorporate into their hygiene regimen. I was determined to find a solution.

The Solution - The AquaSonic Wave

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Using patent pending technology developed by industry leading engineering design firm DEKA, the AquaSonic Wave is the world’s first jewelry sanitizing system that harnesses the cleaning power of your dishwasher to clean all the dirt and grime off your jewelry. The cleaner uses stainless steel plates to aerate the water streams from your dishwasher into a fine mist creating a spa like atmosphere inside the protected compartment. This “Spa Effect” gently cleans and disinfects jewelry while the dishwasher runs through its normal cycle. The “Spa Effect” is so gentle you can safely clean your jewelry every time you run your dishwasher. 

Developed by GIA Graduate Gemologist David Bellman (that's me) and world renowned engineer Dean Kamen, the AquaSonic Wave allows you to clean your jewelry in the safety and convenience of your home.

To maintain optimal Jewelry Hygiene, it is recommended using the AquaSonic Wave every two weeks. 

Check out these before and after photos.

The Jewelry Hygiene Revolution has been!

The jewelry industry really knows just how dirty jewelry can get and we’ve had 2 great articles from industry trade publications. Here are the links:

http://news.centurionjewelry.com/articles/view/is-your-jewelry-making-you-sick

http://instoremag.com/shine-blog/item/841-a-new-development-on-jewelry-cleaning

The word is getting out. Our story was picked up by 238 sources across the country including:

The Journey

Pics of the early iterations of the AquaSonic. We have come a long way with the help of Dean Kamen and DEKA!
Pics of the early iterations of the AquaSonic. We have come a long way with the help of Dean Kamen and DEKA!

I was very fortunate when in 2011 the Dean Kamen agreed to help me design the product I had envisioned. Dean has always been great with his focus on helping humanity with his inventions, but what some people don't know is he also always supported local small business owners and entrepreneurs like myself. I am truly grateful for all the support from Dean and the entire team at DEKA!

Dean Kamen and I at his home (Westwind) in Bedford, NH
Dean Kamen and I at his home (Westwind) in Bedford, NH

How the Funds Will Be Used

The funds raised will go towards completion of the manufacturing mold, purchasing of raw materials, production, and shipping. We have finalized the design, qualified and selected our manufacturer, and have even completed basic tooling. Production will begin in November.

Risks and challenges

We have gone through the process: engineering design, 3D printed prototype, functional prototype and now we need to bring the AquaSonic wave to production. Your contributions will go to completing that process. Working with the expert guidance of DEKA and some of the foremost materials experts in the world, we feel we are fully able to meet our commitments to our contributors and then bring the product to market. While we feel like we have reduced the risk as much as possible, every project has certain risks. The most common risks are potential delays in creating the manufacturing mold, obtaining raw materials, packaging, and shipping.

We will make sure to give frequent updates about progress so you'll always know what's going on with the project. We feel transparency is an important part of the kickstarter process and look to uphold that value.

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    Even though you will not receive one of the first AquaSonic Wave Jewelry Cleaners we will keep you posted on our developments.

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    “First 50 - Early Backer Special” For our first 50 backers, you’ll receive one of the first AquaSonic Waves complete with premium packaging, 5x magnifying loupe, one 2.7 oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial cleaning liquid and instruction manual. Also, as backer of the project you will receive a commemorative Jewelry Hygiene Refrigerator Magnet, to make sure you know when and how to keep your jewelry optimally clean.

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    “Early Backer Special” You’ll receive one of the first AquaSonic Waves complete with premium packaging, 5x magnifying loupe, one 2.7 oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial cleaning liquid and instruction manual. Also, as backer of the project you will receive a commemorative Jewelry Hygiene Refrigerator Magnet, to make sure you know when and how to keep your jewelry optimally clean.

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    “Special Bonus Package” You’ll receive one of the first AquaSonic Waves complete with premium packaging, 5x magnifying loupe, one 2.7oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial cleaning liquid and instruction manual, commemorative Jewelry Hygiene Refrigerator Magnet, plus an additional 8 oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial liquid, a 1-year supply.

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    “Limited Edition Color” Only one time we will ever offer the AquaSonic Wave with the Vented Top Red and the base Black (Finalize Custom Colors). You will also receive the premium packaging premium packaging, 5x magnifying loupe, one 2.7oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial cleaning liquid and instruction manual, Jewelry Hygiene Refrigerator Magnet, plus an additional 8 oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial liquid, a 1-year supply.

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    “Limited Edition – “Black Out” You will receive one of a limited edition run of 100 totally blacked out AquaSonic Waves. Imagine, our super cool custom designed DEKA masterpiece completely black. This stealthy unit will clean your jewelry and make a statement in the kitchen when on display. You will also receive the 5x magnifying loupe, one 2.7oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial cleaning liquid and instruction manual, Jewelry Hygiene Refrigerator Magnet, plus an additional 8 oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial liquid, a 1-year supply.

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    “Framed Autographed Drawings” You will receive with a personalized autographed note from Dean Kamen. You will also receive one of the first AquaSonic Waves complete with premium packaging, 5x magnifying loupe, one 2.7oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial cleaning liquid and instruction manual, commemorative Jewelry Hygiene Refrigerator Magnet, plus an additional 8 oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial liquid, a 1-year supply.

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    “The Ultimate Limited Edition” The 24k Gold Plated AquaSonic Wave. Only 15 will be manufactured in pure 24k yellow gold plated from top to bottom with display case. These will be numbered and sold in the order the sales are placed. The Gold Plated unit is not intended for use, but you will also receive one of the first AquaSonic Waves complete with premium packaging, 5x magnifying loupe, one 2.7oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial cleaning liquid and instruction manual, commemorative Jewelry Hygiene Refrigerator Magnet, plus an additional 8 oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial liquid, a 1-year supply (confirm).

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    “Private House Party” Attend a private event held at Westwind, the home of Dean Kamen. Once a year, Mr. Kamen opens his house to a select group to raise funds for a local science center. You will be invited as a guest of AquaSonic Wave to attend this incredible event (does not include travel or lodging). You will have the opportunity to tour this amazing home described as a mini-Smithsonian by DesignNews. Food and drinks will be included. Typically Mr Kamen will speak to the group, of approximately 100 people, about his latest cutting edge inventions and paradigm shifting projects.

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    “Host Jewelry Party in Your Home” Host an Aquasonic Jewelry Cleaning Party for your friends with special guest, Jewelry Hygiene pioneer David Bellman. David will come to your home to demonstrate how to use the AquaSonic Wave and discuss all things Jewelry and Jewelry Hygiene with you and your friends. You will be able to invite up to 20 of your closest friends to attend. This package also includes an Aquasonic Wave as a gift from you for all of your attendees. Each attendee will receive one of the first AquaSonic Waves complete with premium packaging, 5x magnifying loupe, one 2.7oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial cleaning liquid and instruction manual, commemorative Jewelry Hygiene Refrigerator Magnet, plus an additional 8 oz bottle of Wave anti-bacterial liquid, a 1-year supply. Note: Party must be hosted within 50 miles of a major airport within the continental US; Package does not include catering or any other event related expenses.

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