Package Deal: Pollen & Dinoflagellate Necklace


‘Science-inspired jewelry’

Package – Deal

Unique, science-inspired, fossil pollen & dinoflagellate silver pendant; each on a sterling silver necklace.
Commissioned in celebration of the 50th anniversary of ‘The Palynological Society’, in collaboration with jeweler and designer.

material: sterling silver (both)
weight pendant: 18.8g (dino); 22.2g (pollen)
weight chain: 4.6 g (each)
closes with: lobster claw fastener (each)

Made from images of a real pollen grain imaged with super-resolution microscopy.

This item is sold through AASP-The Palynological Society.
For purchase contact the AASP-TPS secretary

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Pollen (left)
Name: Macrolobium multijugum (DC.) Benth.
Family: Fabaceae (Legumes).
About: This is a neotropical tree species, which is restricted to northern South America. The genus Macrolobium has been related with Striatopollis catatumbus, a fossil pollen grain, which first appeared in the tropics during the early Paleocene (~65 million years ago).

Dinoflagellate Cyst (right)
 Diphyes recurvatum
About: This is a type of unicellular marine algae, which evolved in the oceans of Maastrichtian age, during the final days of the dinosaurs.  (~72-62 million years ago).

Made from images of an actual pollen grain and dinoflagellate imaged using Airyscan Super-resolution Microscopy.