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These earrings are inspired by Drosophila melanogaster, the fruit fly. Drosophila is a model organism with a short generation time that produces a lot of offspring, an ideal combination for genetic research. Although you might think that the fruit fly is very different from the human animal, in reality, 50% of fly proteins have a direct homolog in the human genome. Drosophila is being used to study several neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's as well as mechanisms in more common human diseases like cancer and diabetes.
The fly is 1.8cm in length below the loop and each earrings weighs 3.5 g.
The earrings are 3D printed in lightly polished solid sterling silver, brass and bronze and then finished with sterling silver, gold-plated silver or rose gold-plated silver hooks to match. All earring hooks are nickel-free.