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Genesis Pendant

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The lunar rover's camera captured the breathtaking sight of the shattered portal gateway, its warped fragments exposing a glimpse of a lost non-human civilization. Amidst the rubble lay a grooved, blade-shaped pendant, with elaborate ridges that appeared to pulse in time with Jupiters distant twinkle.

Dimensions: ~22mm Diameter

Genesis Piece 🧬

Owning a Genesis piece will give you rights to claim 8% of all monthly profit sales of Core pieces - of this design.

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$ 499.00 USD
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The Genesis Program

Each piece in the Genesis collection is a unique creation that requires significant investment of time, money, and creativity to produce. By investing in Genesis, you are supporting human artists and helping to bring their AI-generated designs to life.

As an early adopter, you will receive a percentage of the monthly profits from that specific design. The more pieces are sold, the more $ you will receive every month. For five years. The percentage you receive ranges from 1-10% depending on the drop you purchase.

To participate in the profit-sharing program, you need to be among the first to purchase a limited Genesis piece, as this will lock in the benefits of profit sharing for that design.

  • Once the limited inventory of the Genesis collection are sold, that design will be converted to a Core Collection listing for a cheaper & more accessible price point ARQ’s marketplace.
  • Furthermore, by investing in a Genesis, you can be sure that the human artists behind each design are being fairly compensated for their work. We are strong believers in AI’s ability to employ more human artisans, not less. The Genesis model helps them to continue pursuing their craft & continue creating unique and beautiful designs.
  • Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a stunning piece of jewelry while also investing in the future of art and design.

Inspired by, but not exact 1-1s

When translating 2D AI-generated image concepts into 3D physical jewelry, there is always an amount of artistic interpretation needed. The end result, regardless of how skilled the artisans are, is never an exact replica of the original concept. While the AI art concepts are beautiful, they serve more as an inspired guide than a blueprint, especially when creating jewelry on such a small scale. By purchasing any ARQ jewelry, you are acknowledging this.

How we Create

Why just sell to the customer” when the “customer” is actually a creator? At ARQ, we know that our customers are creative, and we're on a mission to empower them. Say goodbye to gatekeepers and hello to the evolved luxury design process creatively rewarding process that puts the power back in your hands. Please note: our products are designed & fabricated on-demand, so shipping times can range from 2-6 weeks depending on model complexity + shipping destination.

  1. Our process starts with a bang: a creative brainstorm with our community, an AI competition winner, or our internal creative team. We're always armed with our sketchbooks and ready to bring your ideas to life through our MidJourney program or from an inspired idea.
  2. From there, we meticulously sketch out designs from multiple perspectives to ensure they're conceptually perfect. Our expert modeling team then reconstructs your vision in 3D jewelry software or sculpts it directly into wax. If a 3D model is needed, we'll print a wax version to bring your design to life.
  3. Once the printed or sculpted wax version is finished, we submerge it into liquid plaster to harden. The plaster mold is then heated until the wax melts and falls out. Finally, we pour molten silver, gold, or other materials into the plaster mold. The cooled mold is broken apart & the metal piece is removed & refined using multiple polishing techniques.
  4. Our manufacturing process takes place in top-notch facilities in Belgium, NYC, and other locations depending on our collaborations with artists. And when it comes to materials, we only use the highest quality grade silver, gold, copper, bronze, and other jewelry-grade materials.
At ARQ, we're all about putting the power back in the hands of creators. Join us on this exciting journey and let's create something beautiful together.
Coming Soon
  • Design Competitions - Pit your creativity against others to have your piece dropped on ARQ.
  • Official Resale Exchange - After initial purchase, community will be able to resell pieces.
  • Smart Jewelry NFC jewelry - Enable your ARQ jewelry to interact with any smartphone.
  • Utility-filled Limited Edition Drops with musicians, artists, & other creative partners.

Shipping

We ship our products for FREE from Belgium after casting via a combination of UPS & USPS.

We offer free shipping to over 190 countries!
  • Select your country during checkout.
  • Ensure that you provide a detailed shipping address, including your apartment number and any local address intricacies to facilitate smooth delivery.

Returns

If there is an issue with your order, we will accept returns after opening a ticket, provided that your return is covered by one of the reasons listed below. Please document the issue as soon as you unbox your item. After 7 days post-arrival, scratches and wear may start to show depending on handling, and we cannot cover these under our return policy for obvious reasons.

Due to our global shipping coverage network, we are unable to cover shipping charges for returns. Customers must pay for returns, except when the wrong item was shipped, or the wrong material was received.

Qualifying Reasons for Returns
  • The jewelry arrived broken. This has not happened yet as our casting process is robust, and each piece is inspected before shipping.
  • The jewelry has significant and marked blemishes.
  • The jewelry is made of the wrong material (e.g., you ordered silver, but received copper).
  • You received the wrong design of the piece.
Non-Qualifying Reasons for Returns
  • The jewelry design isn't what you expected: Our highly skilled artisans and modelers do their best to create pieces that closely match the AI reference images, but exact 1-1 replication is not always possible.
  • The piece isn't as detailed as you imagined: When 3D models and concepts are shrunk down and cast into the size of a pendant or a ring, there is always a loss of definition and detail. The wax and plaster used across the jewelry industry for casting may not always preserve every micron of detail shown in the high definition of 3D or AI renders. After casting, metal always needs to be polished, which can further reduce the definition of super-fine details.
  • The piece isn't shiny in every area: Although we try our best to polish as much of the models as possible post-casting, the interiors and crevices of pieces may maintain a rough metal texture since it is impossible to reach such small or interior spots. But most feel that the variation looks cool!
  • You damaged the piece but still want to return it: Please don't do this :)

Return Address

ARQ, Attn - Ivan S
1225 Ave. Juan Ponce de Leon, PH - 1022
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907
United States