The history of the Sunrose started recently, more precise on 28 July 2018 in Barzano, Italy.
“..... The predecessor of the Sunrose was a gift I designed for a wedding in Italy of a Dutch-Italian couple, both very important people to me. The basic idea was to design an object to capture the precious moment of that wedding. At a specific date, time, and location. For some reason I thought about the relation between time and the rotation of the earth on its axes around the sun. And if you start thinking about the sun in Italy in July, you think about shade immediately. I have a background in both physics and design, two worlds that meet in this object.
The Sunrose for this wedding contained personal words, an image of a bunch of grapes, an icon of Italy, and an image of a tulip, as an icon of Netherlands.
A Dutch design, but it would not properly work without the Italians “Perché gli italiani hanno inventato il sole”. Because the Italians invented the sun.
When I started designing the wedding gift, it was not my intention to make it into a product as it is now. But when I saw the impact it made on the couple, and the guests too by the way, I wanted to give others the opportunity to be able to do the same. To design their own personalised gift. A physical reminder of a special moment."
Bram van den Haspel, designer
We started to redesign the idea and develop the software for modelling and calculations. Now, we are proud to be able to produce a high quality Sunrose.
It is cast in precious metal, but that is only the exterior. What is inside is what counts: you can fill the Sunrose with your own precious words, ideas or memories.
We hope the Sunrose will witness many memorable moments.
We would appreciate you devoting attention to our Sunrose, if you're interested. Please send us an email and we will supply some links to high-resolution images.
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We inserted construction lines in empty spaces in your design, to make the sunrose strong enough. If you add characters of icons, these lines will disappear.
Interested as retailer?
We offer a solution for jewellery shops to resell Sunroses. A client can buy and design the Sunrose via your shop. We take care of the production and ship the Sunrose to you.
If you are interested in reselling Sunroses, please send us an email with.
A Sunrose is available in full bronze, silver or 14K gold.
Bronze is a copper-tin alloy with a deep red color. It exhibits a subtle marbling effect and the silvery highlights give each piece their own unique character adding a vintage look. Bronze is safe to wear unless you have a nickel allergy. Like all bronze, it will tarnish over time and may need to be polished or cleaned.
Sterling silver (92.5% silver) is a high quality silver alloy commonly used in jewellery. It is skin safe. The outer shell of the Sunrose is polished. Silver will tarnish over time but can be polished so it will look like new again
Gold (14K) is our premium metal, perfect for everyday wear and timeless pieces. The outer shell of the Sunrose is polished.
A Sunrose is available with a diameter of 20,25,40 and 60 mm, in Bronze, Silver and 14K Gold.
Free shipping to The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Italy.
When you have finished the design of your Sunrose, you can add a matching necklace to your shopping cart if you want. The necklace is not included in the price of a Sunrose.
How to order
Every sunrose is specially made for the location and the moment of your choice. You can fill the Sunrose with your own personal hidden message.
The ordering process is as follows:
1. Choose the size and material.
2. Choose the location for the projection.
3. Select the date and time of the projection.
4. Compose the hidden message.
If you have any questions about the process, or when we can help with composing a message, please contact us.
You can use a compass, a compass-app, or even just a smartphone. If you have a map you can also turn the map's position: turn the map until a road on the map is parallel to the road in real life. Be sure to have it in the right direction. Then the north of the map points north.
When the sun is not high enough, for example near sunrise or sunset, the projection will be very stretched and unsharp. When the sun is too high, the projection will be beneath the Sunrose and therefore not visible.
Yes, it is both protected by a pending patent and by copyright. If you see a copy of the Sunrose, please inform us by email.
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You may always request information on the scope of your personal data that we process. Also, you can always update your personal data, have us block it temporarily or permanently delete it whenever you think we no longer need it.
More information regarding your data might be found in Terms and Conditions.
Shipping and returns
The shipping time of a Sunrose depends on the size and material you have chosen with a maximum of 15 working days. We need this time because the production process involves many steps: producing the original - making the mould - casting - removing the mould - finishing and preparing for transport. We show the expected shipping date before checkout.
Sunrose is delivered by only the most reputable delivery companies, directly to your door. Our goal is to provide you with a first-class service. Depending on the delivery address we'll choose the most efficient courier.
Shipping is free for the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Italy.
Sunroses are fully personalized. When there are no production faults, Sunroses cannot be accepted for return. However, we want everybody to be satisfied. So, in all cases, please let us know so we can find a solution.
Other items on our website (necklaces and other accessories) can be returned within 14 days after receiving. If we receive them in good condition, we refund these items.
If you have a question or an idea to improve our product? Please let us know
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Sunrose in Gold
Please send us an email with the requested size. We will contact you as soon as possible. (20 mm sunrose in Gold can be ordered online)
Capitals and numbers.
You can insert capitals or numbers by pressing the keys on the keyboard. Lower cast and other symbols on the keyboard cannot be used. This is because the characters play a key role in the construction of the shell of the sunrose. Small images and icons.
Below the circle you will find small icons. By clicking, you add the icon to the text at the cusor position.
Toggle between 'Edit mode' and 'Check mode'.
The software will check your design when you press the 'check' button. If you want to change the design, press the 'edit' button.
Removing characters and icons.
Use the backspace key on your keyboard.
Moving the cursor position.
You can click on a line to make it active. By clicking before or behind a character on this line, you can change the cursor position. You can also use the arrow-keys on your keyboard to move the cursor.
Empty spaces on a line.
If there are too many open spaces on a line, the sunrose will be not strong enough. The software will add construction lines to these empty spaces. You see the result after pressing the 'check' button. When you press the 'edit' button and fill the space with more characters or icons, the construction lines will disappear.
Advanced editing (diameter 40 and 60 mm).
By toggling this button, you will see some more editing options. You can remove a line and it is possible to make the line height flexible within certain limits. When you toggle the button again, the line-height will be equal again, and the software will delete characters that do not fit.
The sun shows your personal message
Every year, on a special day, for a special person.
. . . to remember a precious moment . . .
Capture an important moment or message in a sunrose that can be worn as a necklace. This way the message will always be close to the one who wears it. The hidden message will show on the special day and time.
The model wears the 20 mm pendant.
You can design your own sunrose pendant: the projected message itself and the date and time that the message will be shown by the sun. They come in silver, bronze, or 14k gold.
. . . every year the sun reveals hidden words . . .
Customise your sunrose by filling it with your words. The number of characters that fit in the sunrose depend on the chosen size. The bigger the sunrose, the longer the message can be.
Choose a size and our editor software will help you create your message in the way you want.
. . at a selected date, time, and place . . .
Capture a special moment or message in a sunrose ornament. A precious reminder that you can place in your home. An item to hold in your hand while reminiscing.
In the sunrose moment turn the arrow north in a sunny place and be reminded of the valuable message.
The sunrose ornaments are available in bronze, silver, or 14k gold.
Your customised sunrose will be delivered in a gift box. Your selected date, time and location for the projection by the sun, is printed on the paper ribbon around the box.
We create sunroses in bronze, silver, and 14K gold. More precious however than the metal of the sunrose, is the content you add yourself. The words, the location, and the moment.
how does it work?
Have you ever seen a sundial? This is also how the sunrose works. But instead of showing the time, the sunrose contains a hidden message that will be revealed at the chosen time.
At the sunrose-location, on the sunrose-date, you can reveal the hidden message by following these steps:
Find the small arrow on the sunrose and point it north.