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Phylogenetic Tree of Life Earrings

All life is connected, and these earrings represent the entirety of our Earth-bound biological extended family. A phylogenetic tree is a diagram that shows the evolutionary relationship between species. Every form of life on earth comes from common ancestry, which you can see as the tiny vertical line in the center of each earring. Each branch extending outward represents a split in the evolutionary path. The little circle on the right side shows where humans reside in the diagram... like a "You Are Here" dot marking our place in evolutionary history.

Although diagrams similar to phylogenetic trees had existed previously, Charles Darwin popularized the concept in The Origin of Species. They are still widely used because they so effectively communicate evolutionary backgrounds. 

These earrings are available in polished steel or gold plated steel. No part of them will ever tarnish, saving you the trouble of periodic polishing. With reasonable care, your earrings should last and bring you science joy for years to come.

Perfect for:

  • Ecologists, evolutionary biologists
  • Biology researchers, teachers, students
  • Animal lovers, nature lovers... anyone who cares about the magnificent variety of life on our wild, fascinating planet

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Phylogenetic tree earrings

Quick delivery to France. I received compliments from people who didn't recognize the tree of life and I enjoy wearing a scientific pattern with a graphic look !

Phylogenetic tree of life earrings

Gorgeous earrings for lovers of phylogenetics! The perfect accessory for my PhD graduation!

Katie Henderson

My new favorite Boutique Academia earrings! Wonderful quality, as usual, and gorgeous design.

Kathy B

Beautiful workmanship and I was pleased with the fast delivery

thomas glenn
You are here

They matched my tattoo perfectly!

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.

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GlobalPost Economy$20Less than 4 weeksTracks the entire delivery
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USPS First Class International$10    Up to 8 weeksTracks up to your country's border
GlobalPost Economy$20    Less than 4 weeks

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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!