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

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

serotonin-necklace

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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