DNA/RNA base pair earrings
Genes are written in DNA and RNA molecules using a code of chemical units called bases. These bases form pairs, which is critical to their function. In DNA, A (adenine) pairs with T (thymine) and G (guanine) pairs with C (cytosine). In RNA, G pairs with C and A pairs with U (uracil).
The charms are based on shapes of the base molecules. They are hooked onto an earwire at the place where they would normally connect to the sugar-phosphate backbone.
The charms are about 3/4 inches long, are made with high-quality reclaimed/recycled sterling silver, and are connected to sterling silver French wires.
The earrings come in a recycled gift box and include an informational card about the molecules.
Customer comments about these earrings:
“Beautifully crafted, unashamedly geeky and great customer service!”
“My sister loved the earings. And I loved seeing that ravenhanna is putting a lot of love not only in the product itself, but also in the packaging and the additional information inside the package.”
“I think these earrings are a fantastic idea, executed to perfection! They're sturdy but also delicate in their fine detail - they are exactly what I was after and I couldn't be happier! Thanks so much Raven :)”
“I love these so much! Molecular biology really is beautiful, and now I get to show it off on my ears!”