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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Christmas present for a math major.
As a birthday gift for my daughter, who is an educator. ;-)
My first time ordering from this website and I am very impressed. The necklace is beautiful and arrived in a timely manner. Thank you Boutique Academia your professionalism and attention to scientists/math lovers! Will purchase from here again.
I love my tardigrade buddy! I got the vertical one on the long chain and it is just amazing and so cute (and noble and smart, my goodness possibly charming as well). It has a brilliant solid weight & is quite lovely in its pose. It is smooth and I love to hold it as well as it just looking cool around my neck. Shipping was super fast, communication was good, and packaging is nice. All the stars.