Augmios bracelets are a new kind of luxury jewelries for proud and classy men. Made with the best materials: natural stones, 18k gold plating, 925 silver plating and tripled Japanese wires, they won’t break and will give you the additional touch of fashion you needed to perfect your style.
Augmios bracelets are exclusively made with the best 100% natural stones available. Tested for their resistance, they can sustain strong shocks and won’t break. Since the stones are natural, there is a nice, a bit heavy feeling which demonstrate Augmios premium nature.
Natural Onyx, Jasper, Volcanic Stones and Chinese Red Stones are used for our bracelets.
Color Choice: Real Gold and Silver
Each bracelet is built around one animal (leopard, wolf or monkey king) with two spacers, one Augmios bead and natural stones.
Depending on the color, the animal heads, spacers, and Augmios beads are real Gold plated, real Rose Gold plated or Real Silver plated. Only the black color is not made of gold or silver but of black electroplated steel.
Each colors have been duly tested to resist shocks, time, and water. It won’t rust and will always look great.
Proudly sited in the center of our bracelets, there are three choices of animal heads. Each has its own meaning and personality so to match with your own and inspire you.
- The Leopard
- The Wolf
- The Monkey King
Real Cubic Zirconia
Did you see the crystals eyes of the animals ? Or the crystals on the spacers and on the leopard ? Well they are all made of real cubic zirconia, the best available choice to replace diamonds. Quality comes first.
High Quality Japanese wires
Wires are one if not the most important part of bead jewelries. We spent weeks testing different kind of wires making sure that the one we will choose will be the best available. Cost was not a factor. Only quality. You won’t find a better type of wire that the one we use for our bracelets.
We settled on extremely premium black Japanese wires. Each wire is made of thousand of highly resistant smaller wires. Each bracelets has 3 wires (yes, 3 wires themselves made of thousand of wires). Needless to say, your Augmios bracelet will last for years.
Waterproof & Shocks resistant
Our bracelets were designed so that every part is waterproof and shocks resistant. Wires, animals, stones, spacers, Augmios bead: everything is waterproof and shocks resistant. You can live with your bracelet, be inspired by it and inspire others at every moments of your life: it simply won’t break.
Box & Bag & Additional
A premium Augmios box with its golden logo and Augmios velvet bag are included for each bracelet purchased. Additional beads and wires are also included for each bracelet. (We don’t think you will need them but we will give them to you anyway).
30 days free return & Warranty
We are sure that you will love your bracelet. But in the case you don’t you can freely return your bracelet within 30 days of the date of reception.
You also benefit of one year warranty for each bracelet, we strongly believe you won’t need it but, the plating wear off ? wires break and you don’t want to use your additional wires ? a stone is broken ? Just return it to us, we will freely fix it for you.
Augmios was born in October 2018. After living for more than 5 years in Asia, Taiwan, its french creator couldn’t not observe all those local traditional beads jewelry, usually sold in local temples at very high prices. Very popular among the locals, one part of the population seemed to wear it more than others: Men in suits or in neat and fashionable clothes and it looked great!
That’s when the idea started to kick in: What about combining this part of Asian culture with Western one so to create a new kind of jewelry, which could fit and improve the looks of all men around the world ?
But the creator wanted this idea to be more than just that. He wanted to create a new brand which will not only make men looks better but also empower them.
To do so, the brand needed roots, it needed a name, a story, an idea which could inspire everyday men toward something greater. The brand should not only be luxury, made with the highest quality of materials but it should also leads men to outdo themselves; it should motivates them to always seek to achieve and exceed their goals.
Thinking about the brand
That’s it! We found the perfect symbol for our brand: the Celtic god Ogmios. Ancient deity, Ogmios was believed to be a war god who conquered its enemies not with force albeit being very old and powerful but with its eloquence. Its power of persuasion would lead people to voluntary bind themselves to him. What a better symbol is there, so to push men to excel and empower themselves?
You already guessed it, the brand name, “Augmios” is coming from “Ogmios” with the difference of “Aug” which represent the month August, itself named after one of the greatest Roman Emperor and man in history “Augustus”. It should help you to remember what a man can achieve.
But did you know that the logo itself is inspired from a priori look of Ogmios? He is described as looking very similar to Heracles; wearing a lion skin and carrying a bow and club. However Ogmios is said to look much older, to have a very dark skin (feature of power in Celtic culture), and to have long chains, made of gold and amber that pierce his tongue and are attached to the hears of people who happily follow him.
We tried to inspire the power of this deity with our logo.
Did you see that it can be looked at both way ?
This is not random. Animal Spirits (spiritus animalis, spiritus vitalis) are also a very important part to our brand. Used to describe instincts, proclivities and emotions that ostensibly influence and guide human behavior, we decided to represent it with animal heads, centerpiece of our jewelries. Three animals were mainly chosen for their inherent characteristics to match with your own personality and to inspire you.
Each bracelet has a meaning and story, while you could simply choose the one that you like the best and create your own story around it, you could also decide to match a bracelet personality with your own.
Strength, leadership, perseverance, confidence, independence, steadfastness, and gracefulness. The leopard is a special animal, very independent but with great leadership skills and confidence while always staying in good shape, a certain elegance emanate from it which force respect and impose natural leadership. The Leopard collection was created to inspire those traits, to help you to inspire others while being a great, reliable leader.
Power, freedom, loyalty, shrewdness, intuition, awareness, and energy. Powerful animal often feared, the wolf is actually social and intelligent. The design of the wolf in our bracelets shows the fighting spirit of the wolf. To protect someone or to achieve its goal, the wolf is a good symbol for Augmios which itself encourage modern men to fight for and achieve their dreams. We created a Wolf collection, to express this combativeness and help men to remember their goals.
The Monkey King
Intelligence, authority, clarity, honor, intensity, protection and family. The choice of creating a Monkey King collection was directly inspired by the project creator experience in Taiwan and China. The Monkey King legend can be tracked as far as the Song Dynasty (宋朝;Sòng cháo; 960–1279). As the legend feature, he was originally a monkey born from a stone who acquired immense powers and strength through Taoist practices. Very clever, sometimes very playful and tricky, sometimes very wise and honorable, he is an iconic characters of Chinese culture. To continue the story, we designed a special edition for the Monkey King: The Gold/Silver Monkey King with premium Red Chinese stones directly coming from China. Those Red Chinese stones are present in a lot of temples to bring protection, peace and harmony.
Special collection, those bracelets are designed to match with others. It doesn’t mean that they don’t have their own story. Ogham is actually the name of an early medieval alphabet used to write the early Irish language which is the oldest known form of the Goidelic languages. Our brand, Augmios was largely inspired by Ogmios, Celtic god of eloquence known under the name Ogma in Irish mythology. In the legend, the ogham alphabet, which has a runic look, was created by Ogma itself for the profit of the learned. The central piece of our Ogham collection remind of this runic look of the old Ogham alphabet while matching with your other animal bracelets and bringing a bit of mythology and our brand spirit at once.
In popular beliefs, stones have meanings and abilities. While you are free to not believe in this as it is not a science, we decided to include it as additional interesting facts to know which, who knows, may also help you in the choice of your bracelet.
Thank you for your interest in this project! We invested a great deal of time and efforts in it hoping to provide you with the best bracelet possible. Your satisfaction is our priority and we really want to deliver a great product with a great story which will exceed your expectations. We chose only the best materials for our products and, we made our best to offer it with the highest possible discount for the KickStarter community as a way to thank you for your support in this project.
Please back us today! :)
In the future, we will like to continue to push the idea of our brand: offer innovative luxury men products with a purpose, to encourage men to surpass themselves and achieve the things they dream of. We believe in yourself and want you to be proud of who you are. Augmios, throughout high quality jewelries should help you to remember, when you wear them, to don’t give up and to fight for your goals.
Risks and challenges
Although it’s our first Kickstarter project, we made the necessary investments and we built strong partnerships with different manufacturers. We are located in Asia and have great Chinese mandarin skills which allow us to directly negotiate and solve problems with manufacturers should they arise during the production process.
We are confident about our ability to ship all the rewards by the end of May 2019/ beginning of June 2019, should any problem arise, we will always be transparent and keep you informed every step of the way. As our backers, you will also know everything about each step of the manufacturing and shipping process through regular updates.
We are committed to deliver a reward, in time, which will exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority.
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