Ancient mysticism and modern tech merges like never before. Inspired by ancient talismans, amulets, and charms designed to protect their owners, Talsam is a new line of luxury smart jewelry designed for people to stay connected.
Talsam is the ultimate wearable, a technology-enabled fashion accessory that is beautifully designed, personalized and easy to use. Talsam’s jewelry allows users to communicate wirelessly through Bluetooth-enabled semi-precious stone charms near or far. Loved ones can send text messages, videos, voice notes, photos, and animated emojis via Talsam’s exclusive app, and the charm lights up and gently vibrates when a message is received. A discreet button on the side also allows users to send a location-based SOS alert, a perfect safeguard for those in need. An all new concept, this technology-enabled fashion accessory conjures up the romance of keepsakes, love letters, and physical mementos of days gone by.
Blending beauty and brains, the technology is hidden in the sleek charm so effortlessly that no one would suspect that it’s wirelessly connected to a smartphone. Talsam’s inaugural line features six different charms to choose from in a range of semi-precious stones such as Amazonite and Yellow Gold, Black Sardonyx and Silver, Blue Goldstone and Rose Gold, Gray Agate and Silver, Lapis Lazuli and Yellow Gold and White Howlite and Rose Gold. Every detail was carefully crafted exclusively for the connected collection. The stones are hand cut and finished, and the metal components involve welding and polishing by hand to achieve the desired finish. Each charm is adorned with six Swarovski crystals arranged in the pattern of the Lyra Constellation, illuminated by LED lights. The effect is a stunning, highlighted by a sequential pattern, as the crystals light up like shooting stars each time a loved one activates the notification.
Designed to be gifted, Talsam is packaged in an extravagant, paper-based jewelry box featuring a peach felt-lined drawer made up of three compartments. Every charm comes with a bracelet and necklace, velvet travel pouch, microfiber polishing cloth, custom charging cable and wall adapter. The main box is an ideal spot to store the charm and its accessories. Users get their own dedicated, private message feed within the brand’s mobile app, to be shared only with loved ones. This is where participants can send text messages, videos, voice notes, photos and stylized quotes. When someone wearing the charm receives a message, it lights up and vibrates to let them know.
Additional technology features include a loop and pin closure on the sides of the charm reveals a USB-C connector for charging, and a full charge takes less than two hours and delivers up to seven days of usage. The side also features a multifunctional button, which can be used to unlock secret messages, switch on the charm, put it in pairing mode, or perform a factory reset. It can be activated in case of an emergency, alerting loved ones that you need help and providing them with your location. Users get their own dedicated, private message feed within the brand’s mobile app, which allows them to tag and organize messages by five different emotions in a Moment Stream for smoother scrolling. In terms of privacy, users have the ability to mark a message as secret and require the recipient to authenticate their identity before unlocking it. Talsam also has an automatic blurring-out feature for inactive users, which can be unlocked by using the connected smartphone’s built-in authentication mechanisms, such as Face ID, fingerprint or a PIN code.
Each Talsam charm costs $279 and can be found at www.talsam.com. Further details below about the brand’s additional features and line can be found here.