"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.
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.)
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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.
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.
I saw this necklace online and fell in love with it! It was out of stock and I had to wait 9 months, but it was worth the wait! It is even more beautiful in person than in the photos. (When it was out of stock, I asked to be emailed when it was available again. Boutique Academia was faithful and emailed! I ordered right away!) Very happy!
Whenever I'm looking for unusual, inspiring jewelry for gifts for my friends, I always come to Boutique Academia. I love their designs, the craftmanship is top notch and most importantly, there is inspiration in every piece which makes for a meaningful gift.
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.
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 !
fun and good quality stuff! At very reasonable prices!
i am a biologist who works as a chemist with a sister who is an engineer. I love finding jewelry and key fobs that represent what i do. i have been sharing the business cards that came in the box with each item with fellow STEM women. They are also rather geeked about this. YAY! it it about time someone did this!
The pendant has a nice weight to it, and it's the perfect size. Orion was the first constellation I was able to identify, and it remains my favorite. Very pleased to be able to have it near me even when it's no longer in the night sky.