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Ad Astra Per Aspera Necklace

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The path to greatness is never easy. There will always be obstacles, trials, bumps in the road, crises that threaten to derail your dreams. But stay the course! Be patient and persist, and you will overcome.

This steel disc pendant is engraved with the Latin phrase “AD ASTRA PER ASPERA”, which translates as “to the stars, through difficulties”. Each word is framed with tiny stars, and the pendant freely moves within three steel jump rings. The pendant is hung on your choice of a an adjustable 16-18 inch steel chain or an adjustable black leather cord.

Perfect for:

  • Space science enthusiasts
  • Astronomy students & instructors
  • Anyone with a dream to follow, despite the challenges

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

I wear this necklace to remind me that the struggle is worth it! My "squad" thought they were amazing, so I bought 2 more!


I've purchased the Ad Astra Per Aspera necklace for several friends who have been going through difficulties, and it has brought encouragement and hope to them. The necklace is lovely and well-made.

Ad Astra Per Aspera

I love it. Well-made. Beautiful. Exactly as seen online. I wear it every single day to remind myself to push through any difficulties. What an exquisite piece.

I love my new necklace!

I absolutely love my Ad Astra Per Aspera Necklace from Boutique Academia. I've worn it nearly ever day since receiving it. The leather cord can be easily adjusted without removing the necklace and both the cord and the Ad Astra Per Aspera pendant are great quality and will hold up for a long time.

As a women working in a STEM field, I love that a company like Boutique Academia exists, for my sake and also for young girls and women in these fields. Thank you for making these beautiful pieces! I already have my eye on several other items.


Order by Dec 15 with First Class shipping or by Dec 16 with Priority Mail shipping for delivery before December 25 within the United States.

For last-minute shoppers: gift certificates are always a great option! If you don't want it emailed directly to the recipient, enter your email as the recipient and print out the document when it arrives in your email. Wrap in a nice envelope and voila!!


FREE SHIPPING for orders over $45 within the United States. Buy several items-- keep some and give others as gifts! If you don't quite hit the $45 total, First Class delivery within the U.S. is $3.50 per order, and Priority is $6.50 per order. Gift boxes are ALWAYS included for orders within the U.S. Unless otherwise stated above (near holidays), your order will be processed and mailed within 2 business days. (Near holidays, we often mail out same-day.) 

 UNITED STATES mailed withinin transit for from ordering to arrival 
 Priority Mail  1-2 business days  2 - 4 business days  3 - 6 business days 
First Class  1-2 business days  3 - 5 days  4 - 7 business days

We do not currently ship to the European Union. For all other countries outside the United States, USPS First Class International shipping without gift boxes is $8 per order. Please note: USPS First Class International shipping can take a very long time to arrive, averaging 4 - 12 weeks, depending on the country. USPS tracking numbers will work only until the package leaves the United States. We will replace packages that go missing before exiting the US border, but cannot replace packages that disappear after that.

The customer is responsible for any VAT or import tax charges.


We are so sure that you (or your lucky gift recipient) will love our jewelry that we have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, even if you just decided it wasn't your style after all, simply mail back your undamaged, unworn jewelry and we will give you a full refund minus shipping. Check our reviews... our goal is to get ALL THE STARS. If you have any kind of problem with your order, please email us at maile@boutiqueacademia.com. We want all of our customers to be completely satisfied!