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Knowledge Cycle Necklace

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From the Ancient Library of Alexandria to the Library of Congress, from Plato's Academy to the most esteemed modern universities of the world, our global civilization's legacy of knowledge is drawn from our willingness to to do four things: think, study, learn, and teach. Without these, the chain of human knowledge is broken.

This striking necklace features a weathered silver aluminum disc, hand-stamped with the words "contempla stude disce erudi". Students of Latin may notice that this translation of "think study learn teach" not only represents each the four conjugations of Latin verbs, but does so in the correct order. The aniqued silver chain measures 32 inches and matches everything. The disc moves freely through the jump rings, symbolizing the unending, cyclical nature of this process, creating a unique meditation on the process of gaining, sharing, and preserving knowledge.

Perfect for:

  • Professors and teachers of all kinds
  • Philosophers and historians
  • Anyone with a life-long love of learning

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Lori Pierce
Love this necklace

The jewelry from Boutique Academia is high quality and beautiful. This necklace is no exception. I really like the long chain. I have bought several pieces from Boutique Academia and I love every single one of them.

Joan E
Great Product & Service

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!

Heather B
Perfect gift

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!

Michele Browning
Love this!

Beautiful necklace and have gotten so many compliments! Thank you for making my mother’s day!

Casey Lattimer
Repeat customer

I love you guys! Every special occasion you guys are my first stop.

Special request: I want a Fibonacci scarf!

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 $8 per order. Gift boxes are ALWAYS included for orders within the U.S. Orders are processed and mailed within 2 business days. Near holidays, we often mail out same-day.

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International Shipping

All international orders are shipping in individual black velvet gift bags instead of gift boxes to cut shipping costs. Please see your country below for shipping options. We do not currently ship to the European Union. The customer is responsible for any VAT or import tax charges.

 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALANDCost Shipping TimeTracking Code
USPS First Class InternationalNot Available Not AvailableNot Available
GlobalPost Economy$20Less than 4 weeksTracks the entire delivery
CostShipping TimeTracking Code
USPS First Class International$10    Up to 8 weeksTracks up to your country's border
GlobalPost Economy$20    Less than 4 weeks

Tracks the entire

We do not currently ship to the European Union.


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!