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serotonin molecule necklace - for happiness

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Almost half a decade ago, I was a scientist. While reading a book about the science of mood and emotion, I noticed that serotonin, in addition to being the molecule that makes us feel happy, has a very pretty shape. I thought it would make a beautiful necklace that would serve as a kind of talisman for happiness. After a Google search yielded no serotonin necklaces, I learned to make jewelry so that I could have one. Now, I am a full-time cobbler of silver molecules (and am much happier!). Funny the turns life gives us!

Serotonin is the neurotransmitter molecule that induces feelings of happiness, satisfaction, and relaxation. SSRI medications, such as Prozac, work by increasing levels of serotonin.

Of my whole molecule jewelry collection, the serotonin necklace is still my favorite. Based on the molecular shape of serotonin, it has a elegant, modern shape and symbolizes the contented feeling of happiness so lacking in our modern, fractured, frenzied lives. It is both a meaningful personal symbol for happiness and a thoughtful gift for someone you wish happiness.

The pendant is made of sterling silver, is 1.5 inches wide, and is attached to a sterling silver snake chain that can be adjusted for length between 16 to 18 inches. It closes with a lobster clasp.

Each is loving made, packaged in a recycled gift box, and includes an informational tag about serotonin.

You can see this necklace on a customer here: http:\/\/www.flickr.com\/photos\/katielane\/3230125944\/in\/pool-mwm

(Last photo: As seen in Aura Magazine August 2008.)

Frequently asked questions about molecularmuse

I can make custom molecule jewelry, if the molecule will work in my style. Prices start around $150 and the process usually takes 4-6 weeks.
Most of my jewelry is high quality, solid sterling silver. It is specially formulated to resist tarnish, but, like all silver, will tarnish. You can minimize oxidation by storing silver jewelry in a bag or box away from air and heat. Regularly wearing the jewelry can help rub off tarnish. I allow the silver serotonin necklace I wear daily to develop a bit of a patina. It's OK to wear your sterling silver jewelry in the shower.
Your order will come packaged in a cute, recycled paper gift box with a little card explaining what the molecule represents. I tie it with a ribbon, making a pretty package for gifting - no addition wrapping required.

If you are shipping directly to the gift recipient, I'm happy to include a card with your gift message. Just let me know when you order.

serotonin molecule necklace - for happiness

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  • Materials: sterling, silver
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