"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.
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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.
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!