Pollen Necklace


‘Science-inspired jewelry’

Unique, science-inspired, fossil pendant 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
weight pendant: 22.2g
weight chain: 4.6 g
closes with: lobster claw fastener

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 S.Stukins@nhm.ac.uk



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).

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

Note: Image gallery displays fossil dinoflagellate pendant for comparison, it is not included when purchasing the pollen necklace.