"Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can. Because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." --Carl Sagan
Here may be the only piece of jewelry in the world that attempts to capture our universe in such exquisite detail. In this magnificent pendant, we use an artist's logarithmic scale conception of the local region of the universe, with the Solar System at the center, inner and outer planets, Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Centauri, Perseus Arm, Milky Way galaxy, Andromeda galaxy, and nearby galaxies.
Our miniature universe is microprinted on a translucent disc within a steel and glass locket. When worn, it looks like a stylized black pendant with a dark interior, matching everything. But when you hold it up to the light, incredible detail bursts into appearance. The graphic was created by PabloCarlosBudassi, Mendoza, Argentina (G+, Facebook) and recently went viral online. The pendant comes with a heavyweight gunmetal chain, available in a short length (18 inches) or long length (32 inches).
I ordered two items and not only did they ship much faster than expected, but the quality is fabulous.
i bought this as a gift for a science geek and I know she will love it. There's a lovely surprise when the pendant is held up to the light to reveal the entire universe.
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Bought this for my old lady and she loves it. Quality was great. Shipping was fast. I generally hate ordering online and rarely have a good experience. Thank you Boutique Academia for giving me back a little faith in online shopping.
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My 18 year old son has wanted to be an astrophysicist since he was 5. I think he will *love* all aspects of this necklace.
It's a stunning bit of inspiration of how small we are and how wonderous the universe is.
Love my necklace & got one as a gift for my neuropsychologist too & she absolutely loved it!! I'm a brain injury survivor so the details & meaning of what the brain is capable of is extremely important to me. I purchased these to celebrate my 2yr rebirth (anniversary) date of my accident.
I was looking to replace some older molecule earrings from a different shop for some newer ones made of better material. I made no mistake by purchasing through Boutique Academia! They look gorgeous and with myself being a chemist and working in a research and development lab, I get compliments on them constantly! I just have a hard time choosing which ones to wear! I will definitely be looking to buy more soon!
My new DNA earrings draw attention, especially when I wear my necklace of the same. Being so reflective, they catch the attention of admirers. Love wearing them. And the quality, forget imitations, these are superbly made. They just go with anything too.
I got these for my daughter’s 13th birthday and she loves them! She is considering spending her allowance on more of your beautiful jewelry. Thank you for giving her the chance to express one of her loves...math!
I love my tardigrade necklace. Many of the children I work with have asked about it, learned about tardigrades, looked for them, and in some cases found them, and then educated others about them. Fantastic!
I bought the serotonin molecule necklace as a gift for my little sister. It arrived quickly, and already presentable in a lovely box. My sister loves the necklace and wears it every day. Thank you for such an amazing product!
This necklace is just beautiful! I've been wearing it to work and everybody keeps asking me where I got it. It is just as beautiful as seen on the pictures and I love the binoculars detail. I expected it to take weeks for it to arrive in Norway, but I got it really quickly. Anyone who loves travelling or just the world in general should get this!
I love the necklace. Good quality, beautiful design and very nice packaging. It will be a high school graduation gift for my granddaughter who has been accepted toYale Univerisity on a full scholarship. She is majoring in Pure Math so can imagine how excited I was to find this website. No doubt I will purchase again from Boutique Academia and have already recommended it to friends.