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Virus Necklace

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This unique and cleverly designed pendant depicts a virus of a group know as the Herpesviridae in meticulously researched detail. The outer portion of the pendant shows the lipid envelope of the virus, studded with proteins which assist it in fusing with the outer membranes of host cells. The inner portion, the viral capsid, whose remarkable, icosahedral shape is composed of an intricate array of protein subunits known as capsomeres, can be swiveled to reveal the viral DNA within!

The Herpesviridae are a large group, which contains many important human pathogens, as well as viruses that infect a wide variety of other animals. Among the Human Herpes Viruses (HHV).are Epstein Barr virus (the cause of mononucleosis), Varicella Zoster Virus (the cause of Chicken Pox), Cytomegalovirus, and the Herpes Simplex viruses.

The capsid of this virus pendant has an antiqued brass finish that contrasts beautifully with the antiqued pewter finish of its outer envelope and tegument. It comes with your choice of an 18 inch or 26 inch steel chain.

Perfect for:

  • Biologists, researchers, immunologists
  • Doctors, nurses, med students
  • Science teachers and science enthusiasts of all kinds

Customer Reviews

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Interesting and Great Piece
Best Nerdy Necklace Ever
Brilliant stuff for nerdy girls, fabulous customer service


Order by Dec 15 with First Class shipping or by Dec 16 with Priority Mail shipping for delivery before December 25 within the United States.

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FREE SHIPPING for orders over $45 within the United States. Buy several items-- keep some and give others as gifts! If you don't quite hit the $45 total, First Class delivery within the U.S. is $3.50 per order, and Priority is $6.50 per order. Gift boxes are ALWAYS included for orders within the U.S. Unless otherwise stated above (near holidays), your order will be processed and mailed within 2 business days. (Near holidays, we often mail out same-day.) 

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We do not currently ship to the European Union. For all other countries outside the United States, USPS First Class International shipping without gift boxes is $8 per order. Please note: USPS First Class International shipping can take a very long time to arrive, averaging 4 - 12 weeks, depending on the country. USPS tracking numbers will work only until the package leaves the United States. We will replace packages that go missing before exiting the US border, but cannot replace packages that disappear after that.

The customer is responsible for any VAT or import tax charges.


We are so sure that you (or your lucky gift recipient) will love our jewelry that we have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, even if you just decided it wasn't your style after all, simply mail back your undamaged, unworn jewelry and we will give you a full refund minus shipping. Check our reviews... our goal is to get ALL THE STARS. If you have any kind of problem with your order, please email us at maile@boutiqueacademia.com. We want all of our customers to be completely satisfied!