"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.
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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.
My first time ordering from this website and I am very impressed. The necklace is beautiful and arrived in a timely manner. Thank you Boutique Academia your professionalism and attention to scientists/math lovers! Will purchase from here again.
I love my tardigrade buddy! I got the vertical one on the long chain and it is just amazing and so cute (and noble and smart, my goodness possibly charming as well). It has a brilliant solid weight & is quite lovely in its pose. It is smooth and I love to hold it as well as it just looking cool around my neck. Shipping was super fast, communication was good, and packaging is nice. All the stars.