Nobel Prize jewelry 2021

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2021 was awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.

David Julius identified TRPV1, a receptor that registers heat in the nerve fibers of the skin. He utilized capsaicin, a pungent compound from chili peppers that induces a burning sensation, to identify the receptor that responds to heat. 

This year’s Nobel Prize jewelry in Physiology/Medicine is therefore the capsaicin molecule and a small red-enameled silver chili. The capsaicin molecule in silver wire with the three oxygen atoms as silver balls.

 

Capsaicin

 

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2021 was awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C MacMillan for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.

Benjamin List showed that L-proline is an effective catalyst that can drive an asymmetric catalyst.

David W.C. MacMillan designed a simple organic molecule, MacMillan’s organocatalyst. The molecule contained a nitrogen atom that could form an iminium ion in an asymmetric catalyst.

This year’s Nobel Prize jewelry in Chemistry is the two molecules L-proline and MacMillan’s organocatalyst. Both formed in silver wire with the nitrogen atoms as silver balls and the oxygen atoms as 18K gold bolls.

 

L-proline, ‘List’s organocatalys’
‘MacMillan’s organocatalys’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capsiacin as silver jewelry

Three chili fruits with the capsaicin molecule as silver jewelry.

The burning feeling in chili comes from the molecule capsaicin.

Aji dulce amarillo
Golden Cayenne
Naga Khorika

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aji dulce amarillo is a Habanero type, relatively mild chili but very aromatic; 1-1.000 SHU on the Scoville scale.

Golden Cayenne is a golden yellow cayenne pepper that is medium strong; 30.000-50.000 SHU on the Scoville scale.

Naga Khorika is a super hot chill pepper; 800.000-1.000.000 SHU on the Scoville scale.

 

Exhibitions at ‘Sigtuna Mötesrunda’ and ‘Odensala konstrunda’

The weekend of 28 and 29 August between 11-16 I will be one of the exhibitors on the market Sigtuna Mötesrunda.

Together with about 15 other exhibitors, I will be at the popular and beautifully situated excursion place Herresta Lada in Odensala just outside Sigtuna. In addition to us exhibitors, there is also a nice organic café on the carefully renovated 19th-century farm.

 

 

The weekend on 4 and 5 September between 11-17, it’s the ‘Odensala konstrunda’. A 20-year tradition where various craftsmen in Odensala open their homes to show and sell their beautiful handicraft products. I myself will keep my silver jewelery at Herresta Lada.

Welcome!

There are many berries in the forest…

They contain a lot of useful molecules. Some I have formed into silver jewelry.

Resveratrol – blueberries
Benzoic acid – lingonberries
Ellagic acid – forest raspberry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IgG antibody in 18K gold

My antibody jewelry is now also available in 18K gold. A golden vaccination certificate.

You can buy it in my web shop. With or without gold chain.

Exam or dissertation present

Are you looking for the perfect dissertation or exam present?

I design and manufacture silver jewelry inspired by science. After many years in the research world, I switched to be a silver artist. Combining science with silversmithing is fantastic. Protein structures, small molecules and DNA helix, all have beautiful shapes and I form them in silver wire into unique silver jewelry. In collaboration with the Nobel Museum, I also design silver jewelry inspired by the Nobel Prize in physics, medicine and chemistry.

Black holes with gravitational waves, needle.
Caffeine with enameled oxygen atoms, ring.
Birch pollen protein, necklace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I make jewelry in the form of necklaces, jacket pins, earrings, bracelets and rings. All my jewelry is made by hand in Silver 925, sometimes combined with 18K gold.

If you want a jewelry that I have not yet designed, contact me, info@valegarddesign.se

Antibodies – highly topical molecules

An antibody, also known as an immunoglobulin, is a Y-shaped protein used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects such as pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

Silver jewelry that shows the schematic shape of the antibodies.

Immunoglobulin G (IgG)
Immunoglobulin M (IgM)
Immunoglobulin A (IgA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IgG is the most common type of antibody found in blood circulation.

IgM is the first antibody that our immune system makes to fight a new infection.

IgA is an antibody that occurs in tears, saliva, sweat and colostrum. IgA is in the “first line of defense” against viruses.