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Turn your Instagram pictures into jewels designed and made in Venice (Italy) with precious metals or high quality plastic materials.

The Deal

Only for this Kickstarter project we are offering you a special pre-order discount for your JewelGram and some unique piece especially designed for this occasion. By pre-ordering your JewelGram you'll receive a coupon which can also be used as a voucher gift to the ones you love.

The Story

Some months ago two Instagram-addict friends Gianpiero and Michele were discussing on how much it would have been great to have jewels with Instagram pictures printed on them. In fact, they thought, there is a famous citation that says "Diamonds are forever"... "but pictures too!" they said.

JewelGram comes from this: it turns your Instagram pictures into jewels.

It happens that one of those friends is an electronic engineer and software programmer and the other one is a jewelry designer.

The Project

Michele: "I've been a jewelry designer and a goldsmith for more then 15 years and I put all my experience in this project. We've spent the last five months researching, designing and developing the most perfect shape to marry Instagram pictures to our jewels and this is the result: clean lines and special materials as gold, silver and glossy plastic."

Our JewelGram collection is made in Venice (Italy) with high jewelry techniques and a strong attention to details.

To better highlight Instagram pictures we use the sublimation print which allows us to stamp any kind of image at a high resolution, merging it with the jewel, as we want to make sure your JewelGram, with your favorite picture on it, will last forever.

Finishes and treatments of our precious metals (silver and gold) jewels are hand-wrought. So, like fingerprints no two such JewelGrams are exactly identical.

Product Specifications

Every JewelGram comes with a 0.98x0.98″ (25x25 mm) area to print pictures. Considering that Instagram stores pictures at 612x612 pixel of maximum resolution it means that we are printing them at more then 600 dpi (dots per inch) resolution. Extremely good considering that human beings are not able to recognize dots printed over 300 dpi.

Our plastic rings have the following European ring sizes: 12-14-16-18-20-22-24. Our precious metal rings instead are equipped with an adjustable ring size system.

Designing JewelGram Concept
Designing JewelGram Concept

Why We Need Your Help

We are almost there. The design and the first series in precious metals are ready and we've developed and launched our website, where you can play seeing a simulation of a JewelGram made with your own Instagram pictures.

Now, kickstarters, we need your help to start the mass production of our glossy plastic jewels collection as the molds to produce them cost thousands of dollars.

What we have done so far:

  • Designed rings and pendants for our JewelGram collection;
  • Developed the molds to produce the precious metals (silver and gold) jewels;
  • Found the supplier for the sublimation printing;
  • Produced the packaging for JewelGram (see image below);
  • Produced the first series of JewelGram made of precious metals;
  • Developed the site to present our collection and a simulation that allows you to print your Instagram pictures on a Jewelgram.

What we need to complete our project:

  • Develop the molds for the plastic jewels;
  • Develop an e-commerce section on our site.
JewelGram Packages
JewelGram Packages

The JewelGram Collection

Walden Ring

Glossy White Plastic Ring. Available sizes are 12-14-16-18-20-22-24 European ring size.

Walden Ring
Walden Ring

Inkwell Ring

925.00 Silver Ring. Available in satin or polished finish. Adjustable ring size system. Approximate weight, 13.50 grams.

Inkwell Rings
Inkwell Rings

Kelvin Ring

18 Karat Gold Ring. Available in yellow, white, red and black gold. Satin or polished finishing. Adjustable ring size system. Approximate weight, 19.5 grams.

Kelvin Ring (white gold)
Kelvin Ring (white gold)

Walden Pendant

Glossy White Plastic Pendant. Available in white or black polished plastic. Leather thread.

Walden Pendant
Walden Pendant

Inkwell Pendant

925.00 Silver Pendant. Available in satin or polished finish. Leather thread. Approximate weight, 9 grams.

Inkwell Pendant
Inkwell Pendant

Kelvin Pendant

18 Karat Gold Pendant. Available in yellow, white, red and black gold. Satin or polished finish. Leather thread. Approximate weight, 13.5 grams.

Kelvin Pendant (white gold)
Kelvin Pendant (white gold)

Inkwell Diamonds Ring

ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER: The Inkwell Diamonds Ring is made of pure 925 silver available in satin or polished finish and it has 4 diamonds set into the JewelGram logo. Approximate weight: 13.5 grams; the diamonds are 0.03 carats. Inkwell Diamonds Rings are equipped with a special adjustable ring size system.

Inkwell Diamonds Ring
Inkwell Diamonds Ring

Inkwell Diamond Pendant

ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER: The Inkwell Diamond Pendant is made of pure 925 silver available in satin or polished finish and it has one diamond set into the JewelGram logo. Approximate weight: 9 grams; the diamond is 0.006 carats. Pendants come with their leather thread included.

Inkwell Diamond Pendant
Inkwell Diamond Pendant

Gallery

Walden Ring
Walden Ring
Walden Ring
Walden Ring
Walden RIng
Walden RIng
Inkwell Ring
Inkwell Ring

Disclaimer

This Kickstarter project, JewelGram and our website are not endorsed or certified by Instagram or Burbn, inc. All Instagram™ logos and trademarks displayed on this Kickstarter project, on JewelGram products and on our website are property of Burbn, Inc.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are inherent risks and challenges when developing any sort of product, be it physical or digital. With JewelGram, we combined both and that adds some complexity. We've got a great team working on JewelGram with the right skills and experience to complete the task. Here are our next goal steps.

1. Financial backing
Without your support, we can't cover the cost of tooling and get a handle on the minimum order quantity we should commit to for the first batch. The molds for plastic elements costs thousands of dollars.

2. Developing the Molds
With our experience in designing and producing jewels in precious metals we have been able to produce that kind of jewels quite immediately. On our site http://Jewelgr.am and on our Instagram profile @jewelgram we got a lot of requests regarding jewels in plastic materials. So now our challenge is to develop the molds to produce them. We have already contacted a supplier here in Italy. They provided us an offer with the cost details and they run a feasibility analysis that proves there are no practical risks in developing such kind of molds.

3. Web
lightNshape is the team behind the JewelGram project that is developing our e-commerce section.The team is the result of the collaboration of professionals coming from product design and software development. It is based in Venice (Italy) where we are currently producing precious metals jewels and where we are going to produce the next plastic jewels series. We also have collaborators in San Francisco, CA for software consulting, and at the moment our website server is located on the USA West Coast.

4. Goal
Once we reach our funding goal, our first commitment is to send the jewels to all our backers. This will be straightforward as every backer will receive a special code which she/he will be able to redeem on our e-commerce site for the chosen reward (at no extra cost). The code might also be donated as a gift for special occasions (hint: Valentine's Day is approaching...).

Thank you very much for checking out our project and have a great day.

The lightNshape Team

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    ONE STEP BEYOND - Thank you very much for any help you will be able to provide us. Pledge five dollars or more and we will be grateful making you a shoutout on our Instagram profile @jewelgram. Tag your Instagram pics with #jewelgram to connect with our growing community!

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    WALDEN PENDANT - Pledge $15 or more and you will get one white-glossy-plastic pendant with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. Pendants come with their leather thread included. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. Get this deal! After Kickstarter, it will retail at $17.

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    WALDEN RING - Pledge $15 or more and you wil get one white-glossy-plastic ring with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. Before delivery you will be asked to choose one of the following European ring sizes: 12-14-16-18-20-22-24. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. Get this deal! After Kickstarter, it will retail at $17.

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    DOUBLE WALDEN RINGS - Pledge $17 or more and you wil get TWO white-glossy-plastic rings each with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. Before delivery you will be asked to choose one of the following European ring sizes: 12-14-16-18-20-22-24. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. Get this deal! This is ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER, then it will retail at $34.

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    SINGLE CUSTOM ENGRAVING - Pledge $25 or more and you can add one custom engraving on silver or gold jewels (custom engraving is available only on precious metals jewels and not on plastic jewels).

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    WALDEN TWINS FOR LOVERS - Pledge $25 or more and you will get two Walden Pendant (made of white-glossy-plastic) each with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. Pendants come with their leather thread included. This great deal is particularly appealing for lovers who want to wear each other forever! This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. Get this deal! After Kickstarter, it will retail at $34.

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    INKWELL PENDANT - Pledge $35 or more and you will get one silver pendant with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. The Inkwell Pendant is made of pure 925 silver available in satin or polished finish. Approximate weight: 9 grams. Pendants come with their leather thread included. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. Get this deal! After Kickstarter, it will retail at $40.

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    DOUBLE CUSTOM ENGRAVING - Pledge $45 or more and you can add two custom engravings (one per jewel if you order one twin jewels set) on silver or gold jewels (custom engraving is available only on precious metals jewels and not on plastic jewels).

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    INKWELL CUFFLINKS - Pledge $55 or more and you will get one couple of silver cufflinks with two of your Instagram pictures printed on them. The Inkwell Cufflinks are made of pure 925 silver available in satin or polished finish. Approximate weight: 13.9 grams. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. This reward is a KICKSTARTER exclusive, at the moment. Get this deal! After Kickstarter, it will retail at $60.

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    INKWELL RING - Pledge $55 or more and you will get one silver ring with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. The Inkwell Ring is made of pure 925 silver available in satin or polished finish. Approximate weight: 13.5 grams. Inkwell Rigs are equipped with a special adjustable ring size system. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. Get this deal! After Kickstarter, it will retail at $60.

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    INKWELL DIAMOND PENDANT - Pledge $59 or more and you will get one silver pendant with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. The Inkwell Diamond Pendant is made of pure 925 silver available in satin or polished finish and it has one diamond set into the JewelGram logo. Approximate weight: 9 grams; the diamond is 0.006 carats. Pendants come with their leather thread included. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. This special deal is currently available only on Kickstarter.

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    INKWELL DIAMONDS RING - Pledge $149 or more and you will get one silver ring with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. The Inkwell Diamonds Ring is made of pure 925 silver available in satin or polished finish and it has 4 diamonds set into the JewelGram logo. Approximate weight: 13.5 grams; the diamonds are 0.03 carats. Inkwell Diamonds Rigs are equipped with a special adjustable ring size system. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. This special deal is currently available only on Kickstarter.

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    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER - SILVER - Pledge $189 or more and you get one Inkwell Diamonds Ring and one Inkwell Diamond Pendant (please, read specifications in the rewards above): two pure silver jewels with two of your favorite Instagram pictures printed on them with a total of 6 diamonds! This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. This special deal is currently available only on Kickstarter.

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    KELVIN PENDANT - Pledge $1,199 or more and you will get one gold pendant with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. The Kelvin Pendant is made of pure 18 carats gold available in satin or polished finish. Approximate weight: 13.5 grams. Pendants come with their leather thread included. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. Get this deal! After Kickstarter, it will retail at $1,300.

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    KELVIN DIAMOND PENDANT - Pledge $1,299 or more and you will get one gold pendant with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. The Kelvin Pendant Diamond is made of pure 925 silver available in satin or polished finish and it has one diamond set into the JewelGram logo. Approximate weight: 13.5 grams; the diamond is 0.006 carats. Pendants come with their leather thread included. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. This special deal is currently available only on Kickstarter.

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    KELVIN RING - Pledge $1,849 or more and you will get one gold ring with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. The Kelvin Ring is made of pure 18 carats gold available in satin or polished finish. Approximate weight: 19.5 grams. Kelvin Rigs are equipped with a special adjustable ring size system. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. Get this deal! After Kickstarter, it will retail at $2,000.

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    KELVIN DIAMONDS RING - Pledge $1,999 or more and you will get one gold ring with one of your Instagram pictures printed on it. The Kelvin RIng Diamonds is made of pure 18 carats gold available in satin or polished finish and it has 5 diamonds set into the JewelGram logo. Approximate weight: 19.5 grams; the diamonds are 0.03 carats. Kelvin Rigs Diamonds are equipped with a special adjustable ring size system. This sweet price includes free worldwide shipping. This special deal is currently available only on Kickstarter.

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    PRECIOUS VENICE - Pledge $2,500 or more and you will get this very special Kickstarter exclusive reward. You will be invited by us to spend two days and two nights in Venice (Italy). You will be hosted in an awesome hotel with scenic view. You will be guided to find out the secrets of Venice by the expert guides of "Venezia Da Vivere" team (http://www.veneziadavivere.com). You will meet us, Gianpiero and Michele, founders of JewelGram. We will take photos together and you'll receive (before leaving) an Inkwell Diamonds Ring (please, read specifications in the rewards above) with your preferred picture on it and with custom engraving on it made by a Venetian engraver. Complimentary fun. 2 nights accomodation at an exclusive hotel for 2 guests; flight and meals not included. To guarantee the best experience, we will host max 2 guests at a time.

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    LUXURY VENICE - Pledge $4,000 or more and you will get this very special Kickstarter exclusive reward. You will be invited by us to spend two days and two nights in Venice (Italy). You will be hosted in an awesome hotel with scenic view. You will be guided to find out the secrets of Venice by the expert guides of "Venezia da Vivere" team (http://www.veneziadavivere.com). You will meet us, Gianpiero and Michele, founders of JewelGram. We will take photos together and you'll receive (before leaving) a Kelvin Diamonds Ring (please, read specifications in the rewards above) with your preferred picture on it and with custom engraving on it made by a Venetian engraver. We will invite you to dinner with us in a very special restaurant in Venice. Complimentary fun. 2 nights accomodation at an exclusive hotel for 2 guests; flight and meals (except one dinner) not included. To guarantee the best experience, we will host max 2 guests at a time.

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