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Ribosome Necklace

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This necklace celebrates the ribosome, the marvelous molecular machine at the heart of all terrestrial life! The ribosome is responsible for taking a cell's genetic instruction set and turning it into proteins, the primary functional components of the cell.

Every aspect of this pendant's design has significance. It is cast in two parts, representing the large and small subunits of the ribosome. The small subunit can be lifted to reveal transfer RNA (tRNA) molecules within, as they link amino acids to the growing polypeptide (represented by a length of chain extending from the bottom of the ribosome). The loop of chain from which the pendant hangs represents a strand of messenger RNA (mRNA), entering and exiting the ribosome through channels in its small subunit.

The role of the ribosome and its precursors in the early history of life is a great mystery, and the subject of much speculation. Whatever this role was, it was certainly one of deep significance!

Perfect for:

  • Students and professors of biology, medicine, or any of the life sciences
  • Doctors, nurses, medical professionals
  • Anyone who loves the intricacy and ingenuity of life

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Cristina Remes

Ribosome Necklace

Brigitte Van Tiggelen
Creative jewelry for science geek, excellent shipping service

Will definitely keep this store in mind for future nice sciency gifts!

Sandra V.
Ribosome Necklace

Love it! All the products are unique and elicit an inquiry and intrigue from friends and family. So suitable to the scientist in the family!

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If you don't quite hit the $45 total, First Class delivery within the U.S. is $3.50 per order, and Priority is $8 per order. Gift boxes are ALWAYS included for orders within the U.S. Orders are processed and mailed within 2 business days. Near holidays, we often mail out same-day.

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International Shipping

All international orders are shipping in individual black velvet gift bags instead of gift boxes to cut shipping costs. Please see your country below for shipping options. We do not currently ship to the European Union. The customer is responsible for any VAT or import tax charges.

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USPS First Class International$10    Up to 8 weeksTracks up to your country's border
GlobalPost Economy$20    Less than 4 weeks

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We do not currently ship to the European Union.


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