As a South African artist and entrepreneur, Johnathan is inspired by precious metals and diamonds, two of the country's most valued natural resources. He integrates these different mediums along with other precious stones and artifacts into fabulous works of art that are not only mesmerizing, but have a back-story of hope, diversity and the ultimate rise over obstacles. His passion for innovation is matched by his fascination with contemporary art and the way art communicates universally. Recently, Johnathan has explored new applications of precious metals and materials, to bring both gravity and depth to large-scale artworks. Website >>
The Gemesis is a 2.5k NFT Collection that will offer as an all access pass to the upcoming GemSet generative NFT drop.
What you get
GemSet is a 10k generative NFT Collection hosted on the Ethereum blockchain. The artist, Johnathan Schultz has personally curated and hand-drawn over 180+ traits. GemSet NFTs will grant holders access to GemStudio products as well as make holders eligible for staking pools, where you can stake your GemSet NFT for prizes with an estimated net value of over one million dollars.
Gem is an ethereal being who represents all of our authentic selves. They are fluid, inclusive, and mischievous, and are unconfined by space and time. Each Gem NFT contains nostalgic traits that will take you back to your childhood and rewards your diamond hands with a plethora of claimable prizes.
Mods are a pivotal part of every strong community. They serve as the first wave of ambassadors for GemSet, as well as examples of how all-star community members should interact with each other. We've brought on a full-time team of mods to handle all things GemSet, cover all time zones, and make sure the community feels taken care of at every step of our journey.
Johnathan is an established fine artist, but the journey to being recognized for your art is a long one. Part of the GemSet public sale funds will be used to create an Artist Grant program. Artists can apply to the Grant program for the chance to receive funding, workspace access, and mentorship from Johnathan himself.
The GemSet team will hold regular Twitter Spaces for our community to gather and learn about our progress. During these Spaces the team will update the community about the project and bring up community members to ask questions. We'll also be encouraging community members to start their own regular Spaces, and will make sure to promote all members that want to help spread the word about GemSet.
GEM was featured as part of Vault 721's Inaugural Coachella Takeover, a three-day Web3 event that took place in Palm Springs during Coachella 2022. Physical GEM statues and even diamonds were shown throughout the property, and GEM NFTs were highlighted on large displays throughout the NFT art gallery. The event also included a themed Saturdazed and Confused pool party and an ETHer Sunday party that showed GEM on-stage with music acts Flosstradamus and IDK.
GEM partnered with FTX for FTX Off the Grid, an unparalleled three-day series of unique and immersive experiences at the intersection of crypto, culture, and cars. GEM statues were placed alongside some of the most impressive brands, including Mercedes-AMG race cars and a luxury lounge by Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen.
GEM is currently captivating audiences at the Johnathan Schultz Gallery in the Miami Arts District. The luxury exhibition displays digital and physical GEMs alongside stunning pieces of art that incorporate earth's most precious materials, such as diamonds and gold.
Following mint, we will begin coordinating a series of GemSet meetups at Johnathan Schultz's Miami, and Las Vegas galleries to bring the community together IRL.
GemSet is developing a platform for our diamond handed holders to claim their prizes in a safe and effective manner. More details to come following mint.
Details coming after mint!
Shortly after the GemSet mint, we will introduce staking. Holders will be able to stake their Gemesis NFTs and Gems (GemSet NFTs) for set time locks to unlock rewards. The longer the lockup period the holder chooses to stake their Gem(s) for, the higher-quality prizes from the prize pool they will be eligible for. Rewards may include a plethora of prizes including original custom artwork by Johnathan himself, jewelry, physical diamonds, IRL activations across music festivals, art exhibits, and much more.
We're focused on providing continuous value for our holders. To that end, we'll be conducting airdrops of companion NFTs, as well as a few surprises we have in store.
You can mint GemSet NFTs on the official GemSet website, gemset.io, and nowhere else. Once the collection has been sold out, it will be available for resale on secondary markets such as OpenSea. We will share official links to the collection on secondary markets when they're live, please be careful of imitation projects and only trust links shared from official GemSet channels.