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This pendant is inspired by the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. Not just any frog, Xenopus is an important model organism for scientists. As a model organism, it is closely related to humans and other vertebrates and was even on board the space shuttle Endeavour to study reproduction in zero gravity. It is used extensively in developmental biology, cell biology, toxicology and neurobiology primarily because of its large, easy to work with embryo. In nature, it is an aggressive and robust predator and can easily invade new habitats and outcompete native frog species.

The jewelry is created by 3D-printing in wax followed by metal casting in solid bronze, solid brass or solid sterling silver. The Xenopus jewelry is lightly polished after casting to give the piece 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 pendant will be shipped with a rose gold-plated, gold-plated or non-plated sterling silver anchor chain depending on whether you order the bronze, brass or silver pendant.

The pendant model is a little over 3 cm in length, and due to its design it is as glossy as the actual frog.

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.
All of my pieces are gift wrapped in Ontogenie recycled paper boxes containing shredded wood and finished with twine.

Xenopus African Clawed Frog Pendant - Science Jewelry

$96.63+
 Shipping included to the U.S.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Silver
  • Secondary color: Bronze
  • Occasion: Birthday
  • Materials: silver, bronze, brass
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Germany
  • Feedback: 40 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people

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