This highly detailed pendant is based on the structure of the filamentous fungus, Aspergillus. Aspergillus is one of the molds that might be growing on your uneaten bread or used in fermenting the soy sauce you eat with your sushi, but it is also an important model organism in eukaryotic molecular biology. Interestingly, this fungus is said to have been given its genus name by a priest who recognized the similarity between it and an aspergillum, a holy water sprinkler used in Catholic rituals. The design illustrates one conidiophore of Aspergillus with multiple conidia.
The Aspergillus pendant is approximately 1.8 cm wide, 1.5 cm long below the loop and 1 cm deep.
The pendant is 3D printed in solid sterling silver or 14K gold plated brass, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch long sterling silver or gold plated silver chain*, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.
*While a 45 cm/18 inch fits most, other chain lengths are available. At checkout, write a note indicating your preference.
Please note: the video is a computer animation designed to show all sides of the pendant and may not accurately represent the color of the metal.
All jewelry ships free of charge from the Ontogenie workshop in Germany. If you live outside of the EU, you may be charged customs or import fees.
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