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These lovely earrings depict mating Caenorhabiditis elegans. C. elegans is a non-parasitic nematode worm that is used extensively by biologists as a model organism. Not only was this the first multicellular organism to have its entire genome sequenced, but its "connectome," the map of all of its neural connections, has also been deciphered. This worm has been the subject of many neurobiological studies, including a project in the zero gravity environment of the International Space Station to gain insight into the genetic basis of muscle atrophy.

The C. elegans earring model depicts mating between the hermaphroditic worm (the larger one) and the male worm (the smaller one).

The jewelry is created by 3D-printing in wax followed by metal casting in solid bronze, solid brass or solid sterling silver. The Caenorhabditis earrings are lightly polished after casting to give them a smooth glossy texture.

To prevent waste and overstock, the jewelry is not made until you order. Please allow 3-4 weeks for printing and shipping. All items are gift-wrapped in original, recyclable Ontogenie packaging and then shipped insured by registered mail, worldwide.

The earrings will be assembled with nickel-free rose gold-plated, gold-plated or non-plated sterling silver earring hooks depending on whether you order the bronze, brass or silver earrings, respectively.

The length of each earring is 2.8 cm, and each earring weighs 2.3 g.

Frequently asked questions about Ontogenie

All of my designs are achieved by 3D-printing combined with lost wax casting. If I have the piece you want in stock, I can usually ship it the next day. If it isn't in stock, please allow 3 weeks for printing until I can ship it.
Are you fond of an organism, but don't see it in my collection? Let me know, I look forward to hearing from you. ontogenie3d@gmail.com
All of my pieces are gift wrapped in Ontogenie recycled paper boxes containing shredded wood and finished with twine.

Caenorhabditis - C.elegans - Biology Model Organism Earrings-Science Jewelry in bronze, brass & silver

$75.47+

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: brass, bronze, silver
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Germany
  • Feedback: 35 reviews
  • Favorited by: 28 people