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
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 !
Bought this for my wife and she loved it!
Great product and fast shipping
Purvis as a gift for my daughter, who loves these creatures. Excellent quality and warp speed processing and shipping.
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I have purchased several necklaces from Botique Academia. All of them are top quality, and have a great "feel" on my neck. The Acorn Necklace is the heaviest and largest of the assortment I have purchased. The chain is just the right weight to hold it, and the acorn pendant is unique and fun to wear.
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I recently ordered the Fibonacci necklace for my wife. She absolutely LOVES it! Boutique Academia made the whole process very easy & I will definitely order from them again. Service was very prompt and courteous, shipment arrived in a very timely manner and the quality is top-notch!
As a scientist and a nerd, I bought two earring sets, one of the Fibonacci Sequence and the other Particle Physics. I love them both. They are made well, and people keep stopping and commenting on them. So unique! I wonder which piece I'll get next. (-:
Really love this company and will definitely order from them again. Great customer service, fast order processing and delivery. VERY happy with both meaningful necklaces, Orion and Aries, that I bought.