On November 14, World Diabetes Day will be celebrated around the world. It is the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin along with Charles Best. Sir Frederick Banting and John McLeod were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1923.
Handmade silver jewelry of the three dimensional structures of insulin and glucagon.
During 2020, 10% of my sales of my jewelry of insulin and glucagon will go to the Juvenile diabetes foundation (Sweden).
The scorpion toxin AmmTX3 produced by Androctonus mauretanicus is known for its ability to act as a specific potassium channel blocker.
Dynorphin A is a small opioid peptide used to treat chronic pain.
The silver jewelery inspired by the Nobel Prize 2020 in physics is now also available as a jacket pin.
The jewelry shows Sagittarius A*, the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole, and the orbits of the brightest stars closest to the middle of the Milky Way.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for their discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole.
The silver jewelry shows Sagittarius A*, the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole, and the orbits of the brightest stars closest to the middle of the Milky Way.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing”.
Using genome editing researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. A technology that can lead to new cancer therapies and opportunities to cure hereditary diseases.
The necklace shows CRISPR with guide-RNA & dsDNA.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 was awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Charles M. Rice och Michael Houghton for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.
The hepatitis C virus is a small enveloped RNA virus. The virus particle consists of a lipid membrane envelope. Two viral envelope glycoproteins are embedded in the lipid envelope and take part in viral attachment and entry into the cell. Within the envelope is an icosahedral core. Inside the core is the single-stranded RNA molecule. The virus is the cause of hepatitis C liver cancer.
The necklace shows Hepatitis C virus; a part of the lipid envelope around the icosahedral protein shell in thin silver plate.
The International Coffee Organisation has decided that the coffee day should be October 1st.
Handmade caffeine molecules in silver. One pair of earrings with red enamelled oxygen atoms .
Today (27/9), three years ago, I started my company Valegård Design AB. I will celebrate it with 30% discount on all my jewelry in my web shop!!!!
Write the coupon code VALE3YEARS when ordering.
NOTE! Valid only today (27/9).
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for the first discovery of a planet outside our solar system, an exoplanet, orbiting a solar-type star in our home galaxy, the Milky Way.
The jewelry shows an exoplanet orbiting its sun-like star. A star which is plated with 23K gold leaf. The jewelry is available in the Nobel Museum’s shop in Stockholm and in my web shop.
Background: Picture from The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences press release 2019.
I have started to enamel my silver jewelry. It can be done on peptides and smaller proteins. These are the protein molecules glucagon and Protein A. The protein wire is colored in the colors of the rainbow, from blue (first amino acid) to red (last amino acid).
Email me if you have a small protein that you want to color.