Milky Way Galaxy Necklace in Glass and Stone - Statement Necklace - Celestial - Solar System Jewelry - Galaxy Necklace - by Chain of Being

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Shipping to United States: Free

Milky Way Galaxy Necklace in Glass and Stone

Hooray! Our Solar System Jewelry series has been featured by The Planetary Society, MAKE:, NASA, and NPR's Science Friday!

You are Here!
A multi-strand beaded necklace representing the Celestial arms of the Milky Way Galaxy and the approximate position of the Earth on the Orion Spur.

A wearable version of an astronomical chart, with glass and stone beads representing the arms of the Milky Way and the Earth and Moon in our approximate location, this Milky Way necklace is a decorative cosmogram, inspiring thoughts of the vastness of space.

Arms of the Milky Way are represented in order and relatively spaced from the center of the Galaxy.

Centaurus and Perseus strands have a higher density of opalescent glass beads, to represent that these galaxy arms have a higher density of star systems.

Earth and our Moon are represented on the Orion Spur, which branches off of the Sagittarius Arm. Earth is Turquoise and the Moon is White Moonstone.

Earth and Moon are enlarged for dramatic emphasis*.

*Not for use in actual space navigation

Inner strand length**: 19 inches / 49 centimeters
Drop length: 6 inches / 15 centimeters
Decorative Loop-shaped Toggle Clasp.

**This necklace can also be made longer by extending the chain in the back.

At this time, this item is Made-To-Order:
please allow an extra 1-2 weeks for your order to be completed.

Designer: Laura Cesari for Chain of Being - Summer 2010
Based on a pattern from Nature.


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Read more about the Solar System Necklace Series!

The Planetary Society:
http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002565/

Craftzine:
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/04/artist_explores_universe_throu.html

More info & updates:
chainofbeing.us
solarsystemnecklace.com

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 2 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 1 - 2 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Beware of Cheap Fakes

Imitation is flattery, they say! However, please beware of counterfeits! Since NASA made a tutorial based on our MiniVerse Necklace in 2010, we have seen shops creating copies of our work, using cheap, low-quality materials, and sometimes potentially toxic materials. Some even try to copy the names of our pieces. We have also seen "re-sellers", buying and re-selling our items for very high prices, usually around the holiday season. We are NOT AFFILIATED with any of these sellers or their products, and can't make any guarantees about them.

The only places to get the Real Thing are:
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Custom and personalized orders

We take requests!
Please ask about custom designs, custom lengths, or custom clasps.

We can make any size bracelet, to fit anyone!
Send a conversation through Etsy or at checkout,
if you need a specialized length or clasp for any item.

Most necklaces can be made as a bracelet or anklet, and vice versa,
and most items can be made with a lobster-claw or toggle clasp.

Please note that custom orders may take up to an additional 1-2 weeks.

Please note, if you order a regular item and then ask for a customization,
your item will be considered a custom item and will take up to an additional 2 weeks to complete.

Care instructions

We use durable, high-quality Jeweler's-grade beads and wire.

We test everything, and our jewelry should last a long time under normal fashion jewelry wear conditions.

But, please note, our items are not "indestructible" :)

We recommend removing your jewelry before bathing, swimming, sports, or any activity that will place unusual stress on your jewelry.

These items are not designed to go in the washing machine, dryer, microwave, or dishwasher.

These items are not designed to be load-bearing (please do not hang anything from them or tie them around something).

Bulk Discounts & Wholesale

We can often give a discount if you are buying 3 or more of the same item.
Please send a conversation through Etsy if you are looking for a wedding set, a group costume, or a small number of items for a special occasion.

Most items are available Wholesale in lots of 20 or more,
please send a message via Etsy if you are interested in Wholesale orders.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each item includes a small folding card with a description of the item and space to write.

Most items are shipped in a small cardboard jewelry box, stamped with our logo.

Please send us a note if you would like to include a gift message with your order!

Materials & Variations

We use high-quality Natural Gemstones. Please expect variations in Gemstone texture and color. We prioritize quality and color rather than needing to find a specific gem.

Our products are made in California, and our materials comply with California's safe materials standards :)

Occasional variations in stones, clasps & findings may occur, based on trends and availability.

Rush Items

*We can’t always rush items, but we’ll try!*
If you need something to arrive by a certain date,
such as a birthday, holiday, anniversary, or special occasion,
please let us know and we'll do our best to get it there on time.

(Please note, we do not “expedite” orders - your order will still be processed in the order received.)

We thank you in advance for your patience!
We are a small, 2-person shop,
and we make everything ourselves,
so our process can be delayed
by emergencies and unforeseen events,
competition between in-person and online sales,
or high volumes of orders due to good reviews and holidays.

If for some reason your order is delayed,
we will do our best to contact you as soon as we can.

Reviews (2)

Average:

My newest piece from Chain of Being. Great customer service, sweet lady, beautiful work. This necklace is definitely one of my favourites. If buying for a gift, buy early to make sure it arrives on time. Good things come to those who wait, and I am very happy with my Milky Way.


I absolutely love this! Thank you so much!


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