Tardigrades, also known as the "water bears," are possibly the most resilient known animal. They can withstand temperature ranges from 1 K (−458 °F; −272 °C) to about 420 K (300 °F; 150 °C), pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches,ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and the vacuum of outer space. They can go without food or water for more than 30 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to rehydrate, forage, and go on with their lives.
While we homo sapiens are more physically fragile, the human spirit has walked through fire and yet endured. These endearing tardigrade pendants are a reminder of resiliency, stubbornness, and strength of will. They are extremely scientifically accurate, carefully crafted from pewter, and given an antique finish. You can choose from three tardigrade styles:
Vertical (larger pendant, hanging from a jump ring at the back feet)
Sloth style (smaller pendant, gripping a leather cord while hanging adorably upside down),
Horizontal (smaller pendant, hanging from a jump ring above the back)
Scientists, biologists, teachers
Innovators, makers, doers, movers and shakers
People working or studying in challenging disciplines
...anyone who gets knocked down, just to pick themselves up and try again
The tardigrade necklace was a bit larger than I thought (from seeing the
photos), but that was just fine. It is quite beautiful and detailed. It was a
gift for my wife, and she was thrilled with it.
Was a hit with my biology teacher sister!
Cute and fun and lovely Targdigrade necklace!
Toughest Earthling on the Moon!
My girlfriend and I are great fans of the Tardigrade. She was thrilled to get such a great pendant of our tiny hero. Thank you Boutique Academia!!!
A five star rating well deserved... Boutique Academia provides a great and efficient service and the Tardigrade necklace I bought, without any problem, is as beautiful as I thought... Love the concept !
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Sentimental memories from visiting microbiology zoo in Amsterdam.
My sons uncle has one, explained what a water bear is and let my son borrowed it over the three day weekend. My son liked it a lot and he looked so handsome wearing it. I like the meaning of the water bear and I’m happy with my son go have one. My 7 year old will very happy.
Gift for a GF
Sister's bday; she loves marine biology and goes gaga over water bears
My better half is a bio-nerd
Survivor of sexual assault and psychosis. It kinda suits me.
As the father of a STEM-minded daughter I discovered these folks Christmas before last. Now my wife is wearing a necklace from here as well as my daughter. I love that I can tell my own story to go with the gift(s).
My sister is a professor so I got her this necklace for her birthday. She was thrilled with it and is enjoying wearing it. I have never been disappointed in a purchase from this company. Wonderful customer service and creative and beautiful pieces. Thank you!
I love this piece! I bought it because I love the gorgeous, intricate design but in real life you can tell it's extremely well made, too. It's the perfect blend of nerdy and sophisticated, which I aspire to embody (at least sometimes). I love everything I've bought from Boutique Academia and this is definitely a new favorite.
...my step-daughter suffers with low self esteem, always a fight to just nudge her along, in almost everything, she graduated high school and this May college, with a degree in a field she will excel at, for the first time she is looking forward instead of her feet, I saw the bracelet, it was for her. Her battle her success, a little token of respect, to let her know, her mother and I noticed.
I bought Christmas presents for my friends who are science majors on this site, and they all came early, were packaged beautifully, and are made so well. The craftsmanship is so impressive. I bought the brain necklace, bacteriophage necklace, and binary love necklace and they're truly all such beautiful pieces, this is going to be my go-to site for presents now. Truly quality products, highly recommend.
Boutique Academia seems like a really lovely organization- my necklace arrived promptly and with great customer service pre-post delivery. My daughter loved the necklace which looks like the picture and is made of quality materials. So many cool things on the website, I will be purchasing again!