Kialara - Silver Series 2021 - Exogenesis
|Material||Stainless Steel, Glass|
|Size||3″ x 2″ x 0.3″|
5,000,000 sats 2,000,000 sats
10,000,000 sats (0.1 BTC) w/ 4mm stone: Limited Edition of 21 (serials 01-21) SOLD OUT 5,000,000 sats (0.05 BTC) w/ 3.75mm stone: Limited Edition of 79 (serials 22-100) 2,000,000 sats (0.02 BTC) w/ 3.5mm stone: Limited Edition of 150 (serials 101-250) With no matching suites available, this series consists of 121 fewer pieces than the moon or hydra series.
Jepara stones hand-set in 14k white gold floating bezels. Exclusive hologram design. Coin die created on a pantograph machine in the old-style, tracing from a hand-sculpted plaster relief. Housings sandblasted and applied with Battleship Grey cerakote by hand. Orders will begin shipping in ten days, and will ship in the order received. Tracking info will be provided at time of shipment. Serials 01-21 sold out after having been first offered to those who purchased a Messenger. Meet Exogenesis, the latest edition of Kialara which tells a fascinating story about humanity’s persistent awe towards the mystery of life.
This edition is crowned with the rare extraterrestrial Jepara gemstones that were carried here by a meteorite after an extraordinary interstellar journey. Jepara turns out to be the only pallasite type meteorite containing preserved clear facetable gemstones, born in the asteroid belt from the remnants of our Solar System’s explosive formation.
The Jepara gemstone alludes to the Exogenesis hypothesis, which proposes that the development of life on Earth might have been supported by meteorite bombardments on ancient Earth. The theory has gained attention after the discovery of life-essential sugars such as ribose in meteorites. This discovery led many scientists to believe that meteoric “delivery packages” were essential for the emergence of life on Earth.
Whether or not Exogenesis establishes itself as the dominant theory, there is something poetic about fragile sugar molecules riding on a giant space rock across the universe, potentially carrying the seeds for the rare event of life.
The figure stamped in fine silver, holding a sugar molecule in its left hand and raising crossed fingers on the right, will readily ring a bell to anyone familiar with the mysterious Salvator Mundi, an icon of our eternal attempts to understand life’s origin, which in the painting is attributed to the power of a divine creator. Supposedly by da Vinci, the piece recently auctioned for the highest price ever paid for a painting.
Salvator Mundi’s controversial trajectory draws parallels with the history of bitcoin itself. The painting had been sold in the 50s for about 45 pounds. After extensive restoration and analysis, the work was considered a lost Da Vinci piece, adding credit to its authenticity and spiking its value to USD 450 million. Needless to say, early bitcoin sellers can surely relate to this story.
Salvator Mundi’s origins are as unknown and mysterious as Bitcoin’s origin and creator raising questions that tie up the themes of life and bitcoin in Kialara Exogenesis.
These intertwining themes crystallize in Kialara, inviting us to contemplate upon our unending desire to unveil questions only to face the insurmountable impossibility of knowing, the limitation of human knowledge and method in face of questions that transcend our mortality.
In the era of decentralization and digital revolution, Exogenesis reveals the underlying connections between our unknown origins and the evolving technologies that advance us into an unknown future.