Serotonin: Serotonin functions as a neurotransmitter in your brain that, along with dopamine, is associated with feelings of happiness. A serotonin release causes you to feel more generally happy. An absence of serotonin can cause feelings of depression.
Dopamine: Dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter in your brain that, along with serotonin, is associated with feelings of happiness. Dopamine is what causes you to feel really good when something goes better than you had expected. An absence of dopamine can cause feelings of anxiety.
Oxytocin: Oxytocin is the love and bonding hormone. It's the hormone released after birth to help new moms bond with their baby. It also induces milk production. It's not just for new mothers though. Oxytocin is what you feel whenever you hug someone you love. Recent studies have even proved that oxytocin is released when you interact with your pets as well.
Estrogen: Molecular structure of estradiol, one of the estrogen hormones used in your body.
Pendant: Stainless steel; Chain: Sterling-silver plated 18" curb chain; Jump ring: Sterling-silver plated. All materials are nickel-free
One Molecule Science Necklace with 18" chain
Necklaces are silver-plated, if they begin to tarnish polish with a silver polishing cloth
Serotonin: 1" x 1" x 0.02"; Dopamine: 1.25" x 0.6"x 0.02"; Oxytocin: 3.25" x 1.75" x 0.02"; Estrogen: 1.75" x 0.75" x 0.02"
A handcrafted science necklace is a striking way to make a subtle statement. Molecules star in these chemistry-inspired pieces created by a science teacher. Each bears a scientifically accurate—and lovely-looking—compound in stainless steel. It’s a slyly personal piece with meaning explained in an included card. Give one as a dose of something needed or to showcase a love of all things science. Made in the USA.
Making science jewelry is a no-brainer for Carrie Parker. She’s the science teacher child of a science teacher and a chemist. As a way to get creative outside the classroom, Carrie began crafting molecule necklaces in her spare time. Her beautiful pieces are made with a passion for all things science with the goal of spreading the science-y love.
Carrie handcrafts each scientifically-accurate stainless steel pendant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and pays tribute to some of the feel-good molecules found in our bodies like serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. For the non-chemists out there, she includes information about each one. The necklaces have a minimal feel that’s also striking. One makes for a gift with subtly personalized meaning or as a unique statement you can make for yourself.