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Inspired by the powerhouse organelle of the cell, the mitochondrion, this pendant illustrates the outer membrane of the organelle and the inner membrane with its cristae folds. The primary function of the mitochondrion in eukaryotic cells is to synthesize the energy molecule ATP, but it is also involved in important duties like regulating the cell cycle, cellular differentiation and cell death. Humans inherit their mitochondria (and mitochondrial DNA) from their mothers because after fertilization sperm mitochondria degrade leaving only the mitochondria from the egg.
This pendant is 3 cm (1.2 inches) long below the loop.
The pendant is 3D printed in solid bronze, 14K gold plated brass, or sterling silver, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch long rose gold plated silver, gold plated silver chain, or silver chain to match*, 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.