Knowledge Cycle Necklace

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 5 reviews
Sara E. S.E. Sara E.
Love the necklace!

I bought this necklace for my son's teacher. It's beautifully crafted and his teacher loved it!

Carol P. C.P. Carol P.
Love it

I purchased this necklace for my son's girlfriend for college graduation. She is a classics major who will be going on to teach. This necklace combined both her love of Latin with her future as a teacher. The workmanship is excellent and it arrived quickly in a beautiful gift box. I hope she loves it as much as I do.

Anissa W. A.W. Anissa W.

I love this necklace! I was hesitant to buy anything due to a disappointing purchase from a different science store, but I am so glad I did. I already know what I want to buy next!

Tiffany W. T.W. Tiffany W.
Beautiful necklace

I got this for a friend who is finishing up her masters thesis. It's beautiful. The necklace is a nice long length. The unique clasp is a nice touch that makes the necklace even more special.

barbara g. b.g. barbara g.
Exactly as shown

Ordered three necklaces and all three are perfect. Arrived quickly, beautiful boxes and exactly what I wanted.


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