"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).
Outstanding personal service......quick delivery and all details accurately represented......I will do business with them again!
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.
Everything for my everything
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.
Boutique Academia was very helpful with some shipping issues - my package arrived open with one item missing. When I contacting them about it, they responded promptly and sent me a replacement item. The necklaces I bought are great and will be perfect for the upcoming school year!
Greetings from Calgary Alberta Canada!
Want to thank you guys for hitting my STEM spot ;)
Reasonable price and construction for jewelry with a message! Particularly apropos is the virus and antibody necklace! I wear it as a sign of trust in science in this time of COVID 19! To quote Dr. Fauci-“it’s a case of when - not if” ( for a vaccine)
I wish every company you make purchases from on the internet offered the same experience. But then Boutique Academia would still find a way to outdo itself.
My necklace is darling. I wear it all the time. I haven’t worn it in the shower as I know better but it is easy to forget it’s on my neck, since it is so comfortable.
The only thing I wish is that they offered a Rose Gold option. 99% of the jewelry I wear is rose gold (rings, earrings, bracelets) so I’d get a rose gold necklace of the same kind in a heartbeat.
However, that’s my personal preference and clearly it hasn’t prevented me to adapt for sake of wearing something special.
If you’re on the fence about your purchase, go ahead fearlessly, their system will notify you of every step along the way! Even when your item is already in the mailbox. Bravo!!!!!!
I love the golden ratio, and couldn't resist these earrings (even though I really shouldn't have been spending the money right now). Sadly haven't had the chance to wear them much (dangly earrings + ear mask don't play nice), but I've tried them on. Nice and light, super cute, and even came with a cleaning cloth. <3
When I saw the image of a waterbear ambling across a cord in a sloth-like hanging posture, I knew I had to get it. So much more fun that seeing one with a ring screwed into its back! ;) When it arrived I had to take pics and post on social media, and my biologically-inclined friends filled the comments with appreciative prose. I really appreciate the accuracy of the proportions and even the limb attitudes. Very very well done. A+
I not only enjoyed the uniqueness of the products, they had very good quality. I had problems with the delivery service but Boutique Academia took care of it and helped me. I personally liked the quality and aesthetics of the molecule shaped earings more than the necklaces.
Hello. I ordered 2 necklaces; a Tardigrade necklace and a molecular necklace. They came very quickly. I really, really like them! The Tardigrade necklace is quite the conversation piece. It is so unique. The molecular necklace, I got for my niece. She loves it. She shows it to everyone. Thanks so much and keep up the good work!
I purchased speed of light necklace and Fibonacci earring for my daughter, who is a university student majoring in physics, she loved it. The jewelry is good quality and very well made, and the items were nicely packed and showed up in my mailbox quickly. I am so glad I found this source for unique gifts for my STEM friends! I am a physicist myself, and I hope the selection of physics-related items will grow, so I have gifts for all my physics friends.
A friend sent me the tardigrade necklace as a gift, and I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the quality and solid heaviness of the tardigrade pendant. I love it so much I decided to pay it forward, so ordered another one to send to another tardigrade-loving friend, and she loves hers!
An adorable little badass you can carry with you to find your own resilience when you need it most. Smaller and easier to wear than the vertical one, with satisfying little toes to play with as you gaze into the abyss.