11 Unique Chemistry Jewelry Pieces That Make Amazing Gifts

Looking for ‘that’ unique and beautiful piece of chemistry-themed jewelry? Look no more - I have scoured the web to find jewelry pieces - rings, earrings, necklaces - which are really pretty to look at, and relate to chemistry.   The three main criteria for being part of this list were:

  1. Is it related to chemistry?
  2. Would a chemistry lover like to give or receive each of these as a gift?
  3. Is it awesome or drop-dead gorgeous?

Only those who met all the criteria made it to the shortlist. Without further ado, here they are!

  1. Periodic Table of Elements stud earrings

The Periodic Table of Elements needs no introduction. These silver earrings are small, artisan, handmade where you can order earrings for specific elements. You can choose between a polished and a brushed finish.

Why we love it

Earrings for specific elements which you relate to - what a great idea! You can choose elements which represent your initials, or simply those which you have an affinity for - like Au (for gold) or Ag (for silver). Or if you are feeling especially nerdy, go for Oganesson (the element with the largest atomic number in the periodic table)!

Price: $48

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  1. Dopamine Molecule Necklace

Dopamine is known as the 'pleasure' chemical in our bodies. It's released during pleasurable situations and also allows us to feel satisfaction and motivation.

This necklace represents the molecular structure of Dopamine and is made from pure stainless steel. It has a unique 3D design with a special illusion effect which makes it reflect light and change color

Why we love it

We really like the unique take on the dopamine molecule structure. The 3D effect which lends to the slightly different colors of the central hexagons make this look a lot different than the numerous other dopamine molecule pendants out there.

Price: $30

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  1. Atomic Structure - 3D Short Dangler Drop Earrings

The world is made up of millions of tiny little atoms. These intricate earrings capture their essence literally yet beautifully with the electrons existing in a cloud orbiting the nucleus.

The nucleus at the centre and the electrons have a black-rhodium plating which makes them stand out against the white rhodium plating on the earring. Rhodium is a metal 10 times more expensive than gold and plating the silver with it prevents it from tarnishing for many many years. The plating is also 100% nickel free to prevent skin allergies. Each of the pieces is painstakingly handcrafted and hand-polished to a very high degree of gloss

Why we love it

Though my wife (who is the founder of this website - Aliame.com) has created a lot of science themed jewelry over the years (you can check all of them here btw), this has remained one of her absolute favorites. It also happens to be one of our top 3 selling pieces.

Creating such an intricate 3D design and then making it come to life was really challenging, but all of the fabulous reviews we have got for it have made it totally worth it :)

Price: $95

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  1. THC (medical marijuana) molecular solid gold ring set with genuine birthstones

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the main compound in medical marijuana.

The ring represents the THC molecule and is shown here with emeralds but you can choose to use birthstones of your choice. The ring can be cast in your choice of 10k/14k/18k solid (white, yellow, rose) gold. The molecular structure curves with the same arc as the ring for a smooth fit and minimizes any catching.

Why we love it

The marijuana leaf design is really common, but if you want something more subtle and far more nerdy, and love getting ‘high’ on life, then this is definitely for you! The embedded birthstones representing the atoms of the THC molecule definitely make this one stand out.

Price: $460

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  1. Serotonin Molecule Matching Promise Ring for Couples

Serotonin is the key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness. The four ways to boost serotonin activity are sunlight, massage, exercise, and remembering happy events. Interestingly, Serotonin is also part of the reason why you become nauseated! It's chemical name is 5-hydroxytryptamine and it is a monoamine neurotransmitter. These matching rings capture the molecular structure and are available in silver or gold-plated versions

Why we love it

Given that serotonin is our happiness molecule, it just makes perfect (and romantic) sense to have matching rings which embodies the molecule. These rings seem to do that really well. A great gift to give (and receive) on those special occasions like first date anniversaries, valentine's day or wedding anniversaries.

Price: $47

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  1. Buckyball Molecule Necklace 3D

Buckminsterfullerene (or bucky ball) is a type of fullerene with the formula C₆₀. It has a cage-like fused-ring structure that resembles a soccer ball, made of twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons. Buckyballs are good lubricants because of their spherical shape. Their hollow structure could make them useful for delivering medicine in the future. Carbon cages like buckyballs floating in the space between the stars have been confirmed as the cause of cosmic-light features that have puzzled astronomers for almost 100 years.

Why we love it

It's a molecule that looks like a soccer ball - what's not to like! This one is sure to be a head turner and will appeal to nerds of a really wide variety - chemistry, astronomy and soccer :)

Price: $100

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  1. Interlocked DNA necklace

These two circular, interlocked DNA rings are 3D printed as one connected piece, and made in sterling silver. They are delivered with a sterling silver chain with lobster clasp. The silver is nickel free so shouldn't cause any skin rashes or allergies.

Why we love it

We really liked this unique take on the DNA design. Makes it stand out from a lot of the simpler DNA-themed jewelry pieces. The seller also seems to have added some nice touches like a cleaning cloth and a certificate of authenticity. This would be great for gene editing researchers, microbiologists, biology researchers, doctors and medical students.

Price: $173

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  1. Oxytocin molecule necklace

Oxytocin is a hormone and neurotransmitter, and best known for its role in female reproduction. In addition, it plays a key role in controlling aspects of human behaviour like empathy, trust, sexual activity, and relationship-building. Its chemical formula is C43H66N12O12S2 (yeah, that's loooong).

This necklace represents the structure of oxytocin and is made of brass with gold plating. The seller also allows you to add on a letter of your choice.

Why we love it

The sheer size & complexity of oxytocin's molecular structure in this necklace is bound to attract attention and get people talking. But yet, it looks elegant and not loud. The option to customize with any letter is also a neat touch, which I am sure will work great as a gifting option.

Price: $53

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  1. Sterling Silver Theobromine (Chocolate Molecule) Fish Hook Dangle Earrings

Theobromine (chemical formula C7H8N4O2) is the alkaloid found in cacao plants and lends the taste to chocolate which we love. These fish hook earrings represent the molecular structure. The earrings are made of brass, hand-machined and are coating with micro-crystalline wax.

Why we love it

Almost everyone loves chocolate, but some love it far more than others. So this would make a great gift for that chocolate lover in your social circle who hates anything less than 70% cocoa :) Just pair this with a few bars of a luxury chocolate brand and you are done!

Price: $123

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  1. Erlenmeyer Flask Earrings

The Erlenmeyer flask was created in 1860 by the German chemist, Emil Erlenmeyer. It features a flat bottom, a conical body, and a cylindrical neck, and is found in every chemical laboratory in the world. These earrings represent that classic design. They are made of stainless steel and have an option of a gold or silver finish.

Why we love it

The Erlenmeyer flask is the workhorse of the chemistry lab equipment world - simple yet elegant. These earrings capture that simplicity, yet stand out with that little heart cut out, which seems to represent the love we have for this flask. A great gift for anyone working in any lab!

Price: $33

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  1. Serotonin and Dopamine Molecule Earring

These are mismatched earrings - one representing the serotonin molecule and the other representing dopamine. Both the molecules are associated with pleasure and happiness so this combines both of them into a single pair. The earrings are available in different finishes and multiple options of gemstone colors

Why we love it

We love the idea of combining both of the happiness molecules into a single earring pair. If you really really like someone, or its someone who makes you super happy, this is the perfect set of earrings to gift them :) The option to choose the gemstone color is also a really nice touch.

Price: $49

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Summing it up

Hope you liked all these amazing chemistry themed jewelry pieces and got some great gifting ideas - for yourself or for the chemistry lovers in your social circle. Do let us know which of the pieces in this article you liked the most in the comments below!

Btw, if you want to see all of the science themed jewelry pieces which we designed personally for Aliame.com, do visit this page.

We also wrote an exhaustive blog about the most stunning science-themed jewelry pieces which you can buy online. It includes jewelry based on themes across biology, chemistry, astronomy and more! Check it out here

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