Sentient creates future heirlooms for all humans.
We imagine what humanity will be nostalgic about and long for in a future where we are bioengineered, cybernetic, traveling through space and living an interplanetary life.
Rapid change brings anxiety – Sentient pieces are designed as an antidote to upheaval, reminding us to be human; to feel, to listen, to see, to be present.
Pearls, ones commonly used in jewelry are spherical, however they come in all different forms. Sentient carefully selects baroque pearls (irregular pearls) that have a thick layer of nacre, which ensures Sentient pearls to have none to minimal surface imperfection, and lasting shine.
Conventionally baroque pearls have been turned into representational forms, like animals, flowers, etc. Sentient celebrates the pearls’ organic individuality by studying each pearl’s form, surface, and shine, selecting a design that hides surface imperfections, and enhances the pearl’s beauty.
What are the differences between different finishes/material?
24k solid gold indicates the piece is 100% gold, expensive because of its high content of the precious metal. 22k, 20k, 18k, 14k gold are also common in the jewelry market, the lower the karat, the less gold the piece contains.
Machine puts thick layer of gold over brass. Mechanically bond layer lasts a lot longer than plated gold.
Micron plating over sterling silver, higher value metal but due to the white color of silver, when the plating eventually wears off, silver color shows underneath.
5-10 times thicker than common plating, therefore last longer.
Most affordable option; lowest gold content and shortest wear.