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Tardigrade Necklace

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:

  1. Vertical (larger pendant, hanging from a jump ring at the back feet)
  2. Sloth style (smaller pendant, gripping a leather cord while hanging adorably upside down),
  3. Horizontal (smaller pendant, hanging from a jump ring above the back)

Perfect for:

  • 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

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
Vanessa Gebbie
Love my tardigrade!

So glad I made this purchase- it’s perfect. Quick service and fast arrival in the UK too. Thank you.

M. Meeker
So glad I found this site!

Love this site and its super unique science products. I bought the Water Bear necklace as a gift for an employee and she loves it. Can't wait to place my second order!

Ingrid H
Tardigrade Necklace

My daughter in law was absolutely thrilled with her Tardigrade necklace and put it around her neck as soon as she opened her present. She loves everything that Tardigrades represent! Tardigrades are amazing triumphant fellows! Go Tardigrades go! And, daughter in law's too!
P.S. And, her Tardigrade necklace looks lovely on her too!

Sabrina Passarge

Bought two Tardigrades for my girlfriend. She loves them very much

Alex Fram
Love my new necklace

I got the horizontal version and it sits very nicely on the chain. I'm looking forward to days when we're back in office; I know its going to be a big hit with my nerdy coworkers.

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!