About this project
SUPPORT US TODAY AND RECEIVE YOUR OWN MOMENTO PEARL. SEE REWARD LEVELS BELOW.
The Future of Jewelry - Interactive Gems
Imagine being able to say 'I Love You" repeating into eternity or being able to record your wedding vows in an anniversary gift worn close to the heart. With just a tap of your phone to this pearl you can listen to your children's laughter or see your loved one's face. The Momento Pearl requires no battery and no wire. Think of it as a digital locket for the 21st century.
Each Momento pearl is individually carved and crafted by hand and is designed by award winning master jewelry designer Chi Huynh, four time winner of the Cultured Pearl Association for best international pearl design, and sells for the same price as normal Pearl Jewelry.
Embedded deep within is an NFC chip that stores your most precious moments. The Momento Pearl (U.S. Patent 7,062,940 and P.P. 14/517.827, Trademark 86/434,536) combines elegant design with 21st century technology. With just a tap of your NFC enabled ANDROID phone or mobile device you can access your most precious moments in the form of audio and recorded images.CLICK HERE For an up-to-date list of compatible phones.
MOMENTO PEARL COMMERCIAL
We made this video to make our Mothers cry. We succeeded.
MIX AND MATCH
Create your own set or order several at a time to give away as gifts. Just message us your request and add the total amounts to your pledge and we will combine the order for same day delivery. Add on to your order at any time.
The Sweet Spot
Each compatible smartphone has it's own "sweet spot" and precision is key. Once located, you will need to tap the same location each time.
The Free Proprietary App
The first time the pearl is tapped to your phone you will automatically be taken to the App store for easy download.
Using the Momento Pearl with the Galatea App is simple, as demonstrated by the following video:
Where We are Now
The Momento Pearl has been perfected and is ready for retail. The app has been beta tested and is ready for launch. The pearls and NFC microchip have been perfected, preordered and ready to be hand crafted. Your pledge will pay for the delivery of these items to our facilities and the cost of individual carving and mounting. As a reward you will be one of the first to have this ground breaking and innovative jewelry design.
ANDROID ONLY, UNTIL APPLE CATCHES UP
These pearls are priced to sell even without the extra technology in case you love the design and are willing to wait for Apple to come around.
- Unfortunately, Apple is behind the TECH curve on this one. Android phones first started adding NFC to their phones 5 years ago. And though the iPhone 6 finally has NFC capabilities, Apple is currently locking out developers from using it. BECAUSE OF APPLE'S MARKET SHARE, THIS HOLDS THE TECHNOLOGY BACK FOR ALL AND STIFLES INNOVATION. #applesaysno Help us petition Apple to release it's hold on the technology, and allow technology to flourish . SIGN THE PETITION HERE: http://bit.ly/applesaysno
Who We Are
Galatea of San Dimas, California, was founded in 1994 by Chi Huynh. With an uncompromising artistic vision, Huynh has created some of the world’s most beautiful and unusual jewelry collections—collections that rely upon pearls and other gemstones that have been transformed by the company's patented and proprietary processes. Galatea is best known for its "Galatea Pearl", carved pearl, gemstone-centered, and diamond-studded cultured pearls.
Chi Huynh is the creative force behind Galatea of San Dimas, California. A painter, poet and humanitarian, he learned the jewelry trade by apprenticing for his father, Tong Huynh, one of the Vietnam’s most respected jewelers. His father, says Huynh, also taught him the patience, dedication and courage it takes to become a great jeweler.
Risks and challenges
Since we have already mastered/finalized the product and the software, any possible delays would be due to two possibilities:
#1 A delay in fulfillment by the product and materials vendors. Since these are relationships we have developed and nurtured over time, we are confident in their ability to deliver but are prepared to find someone more suitable should they fail.
#2 An overabundance of orders might require additional time pearl carving and setting, if so, this delay would not be extensive and much of this has already been accounted for in our delivery time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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