Pretty Jewelry for the Scientific

Written by: Captain Skellett // May 25th, 2009 // Just for Fun, Science at Home

I stumbled across this site a year or so ago in a maddened frenzy of “oh my god, I want scientific jewelry”. I didn’t actually purchase anything when I found the site, but still thought it was really awesome. It came across my path again just recently, and I just had to do SOMETHING about it.

Short of buying the jewelry myself (still hoping someone might see fit to buy them for me, hint hint Ryan), I figured a blog post would be almost as good. Almost.

Behold, the awesomeness of the jewelry!


Dopamine earings, because dopamine is the love-drug of our minds and makes us feel feelings of pleasure.


Serotonin necklace, hang happiness from your neck!

The creator is Raven Hanna (love the name) and the site is molecular muse. She started out as a scientist, and moved on to making jewelry with a science-slant because no one else was making it. As well as the two images above, she also makes a whole bunch of other stuff, like caffeine, amino acids that spell out words (I think there’s a market for this to make personalised necklaces with your name in amino acids, although there’s a few letters missing we’d have to make up somewhere), and a friendship necklace of DNA base pairs. Awesome.

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4 Responses to “Pretty Jewelry for the Scientific”

  1. psi*psi says:

    Those are pretty cool…but (at risk of alienating the chemists) I think my favorite nerd jewelry is the stuff that uses circuit components.

  2. How funny I happened to check out your site when you posted this link — I know Raven, quite well, as we worked together on a project to communicate emergent behavior to the public. She always wears her own jewelry (I love the dopamine, too). I always wanted to buy some, but it’s a bit more expensive than my usual fare. Someday.

    I want the website for the circuit components jewelry site! And psi*psi posted a comment on my profile once before, which brought to mind the following story from my geekgirl past:

    I like your moniker, “psi*psi”. It reminded me of a great moment from my young adulthood. My father is a physical chemist. Whenever I was exasperated at something as a child, I would say “sigh” (not actually sigh, but say the word “sigh.”) He would always reply “star sigh”. I never understood what the heck he was talking about. Years later, in my late twenties, when I was finishing quantum mechanics, I suddenly remembered these exchanges. I called up Dad and asked him, “Was that a reference to the probability density of the wavefunction?” “Yes,” he told me, “you have arrived.”

    Captain Skellett Reply:

    Yeah, that circuit jewelry website sounds cool, nice one psi*psi. I like your story Stephanie, nothing like an obscure quantum mechanics reference to get a kid interested in science! It’s very funny that you know Raven, isn’t the world small (well, the science blogging one anyway!

  3. […] Jewelry I’ve posted on the awesome jewelry of Molecular Muse before, but if you STILL haven’t bought yourself or someone near you a serotonin necklace or […]

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