The earliest abacus dates to 2700 BC when it was used in Mesopotamia to calculate the Sumarian sexagesimal number system. Over the millennia, it was used in various forms by the Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Chinese, Romans, and many other civilizations. It is still used today as a teaching aid in many preschools and elementary schools. This abacus pendant (with moving steel beads!) represents both a love of mathematics and an important piece of math history. It will delight math teachers and students alike! The steel abacus measures 1 1/4 inches long and 3/4 inches wide, and has working steel beads. It comes with a 24 inch steel link chain.
Beautiful! It is really stunning, and will be a perfect present! And the beads move so it can work!
Wonderful mother daughter gifts. Had the book locket engraved
Love the Abacus Necklace - bought one for me and one for a friend. Brings back memories of abacus lessons years ago. First time buyer, but oh so happy with this purchase. Very well crafted and the style of chain adds a bit of whimsy.
Beautiful & Unique
I’ve now purchased three necklaces from Boutique Academia. I love them! I’ve gotten many compliments. They’re unlike anything I’ve seen before. I got this one for my mom. She loves it.
Totally love the sweet (fully functional) abacus pendant. And my wife loves it, too.
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As a birthday gift for my daughter, who is an educator. ;-)
Bought this for my 13 year old niece for her 3.14 birthday. She loved it! Wears it everyday. She had to explain the significance to her friends, who upon learning it, thought it was the coolest gift. It is hard to impress teenage girls...so thanks for this awesome gift!
As the father of a STEM-minded daughter I discovered these folks Christmas before last. Now my wife is wearing a necklace from here as well as my daughter. I love that I can tell my own story to go with the gift(s).
My sister is a professor so I got her this necklace for her birthday. She was thrilled with it and is enjoying wearing it. I have never been disappointed in a purchase from this company. Wonderful customer service and creative and beautiful pieces. Thank you!
I love this piece! I bought it because I love the gorgeous, intricate design but in real life you can tell it's extremely well made, too. It's the perfect blend of nerdy and sophisticated, which I aspire to embody (at least sometimes). I love everything I've bought from Boutique Academia and this is definitely a new favorite.
...my step-daughter suffers with low self esteem, always a fight to just nudge her along, in almost everything, she graduated high school and this May college, with a degree in a field she will excel at, for the first time she is looking forward instead of her feet, I saw the bracelet, it was for her. Her battle her success, a little token of respect, to let her know, her mother and I noticed.