Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace

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Tiffany Ard

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Thinking Gal's Jewelry

Over-think accessories the fun way with nerd-tastic pendants decked out with science class doodles. Handmade by self-proclaimed nerdy husband-and-wife team, Tiffany and Kevin Ard, its pattern illustrates the synaptic gap between brain cells.

"Everytime you think, learn, talk or remember, your brain cells send a signal from one to the next like a supercharged row of dominos," says artist Tiffany Ard. "Every time a cell receives a message, the information crosses the synaptic gap!"

Inspired by Ard's Nerd Flashcards. Handmade of sterling silver in Georgia. Each comes with a card describing your science jewelry.

Click here to learn more about our complimentary pouches included with every jewelry order.

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Tiffany Ard

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By junior high, Tiffany Ard was a self-identified nerd. "I was too afraid of being hit by a ball to do sports, too shy to be a theater kid, too unpopular to be one of the popular kids," says the illustrator and science enthusiast. "The kids I spent time with liked writing stories and inventing languages and pretending to be time travelers." When she had a child of her own, Tiffany realized there were plenty of toys designed to make tots smart and successful—but dorky for the sheer fun of it? Not so much. Her Nerdy Baby line fills the (cosmic) void. "The best gifts invite open-ended play and make kids feel empowered to experiment fearlessly," she notes. "If they happen to learn some fun science facts, all the better."

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
sterling silver
Measurements
Chain: 18" L, Pendant: 1.25" H x .75" W
Item ID
19754

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Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (17)
  • Meaningful (16)
  • Good quality (14)
  • Pretty (9)
  • Good length (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (13)
  • Office (9)
  • Dress up or down (7)
  • Going out (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (8), Comfort-oriented (7), Modern (7), Classic style (5), Career (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16)

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5.0

perfect for brain-y types!

By 

from California

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace:

    My spouse gave this to me as a Christmas gift. I teach biopsychology and love this necklace. (Some of my students asked if I was mad at my husband for getting me this "weird thing".)

    I like the size as it's large enough to see the details. However, I too found it strange that it has a pronounced curve. I think I would have preferred a slightly thicker and flat pendant.

    Nonetheless, it's unique and I love the fact that it gives me an opportunity to talk about neuroscience!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Perfect gift for the thinker.

    By 

    from Columbia, SC

    About Me Comfort-Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Meaningful
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down

      Comments about Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace:

      Great gift, perfect for the person that is a thinker.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was prompt, and the gift box was great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Valentine’s Day

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      4.0

      Fun, unique nerdy gift.

      By 

      from Damascus, Maryland

      About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Office

        Comments about Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace:

        A fun necklace for the right person, who will enjoy wearing a nerdcentric piece of jewelery.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Perfect gift for nerdy fashionista

        By 

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace:

          Very well made unique necklace. This was a gift for my niece who is a science geek, and she was tickled with the piece.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          synapse necklace

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          from el paso, tx

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Meaningful
          • Pretty
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Office

            Comments about Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace:

            none

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            A very unique gift - geek on!

            By 

            from Minneapolis

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            Pros

            • Geeky
            • Good Quality
            • Meaningful
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down
              • Everyday

              Comments about Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace:

              It's hard to find a great gift for the brilliant girl in your life. The ordinary doesn't quite cut it.

              But when you can find a delightfully nerdy and tasteful gift, it is a real joy. The perfect valentines day gift.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was on time and the gift box was very nicely done.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Perfect for my little aspiring biologist

              By 

              from Laramie, Wy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Perfect
              • Pretty
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Larger than expected

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace:

                Got this for my 6 year old daughter, and she loves to wear it every day to school! she loves learning about how the body works, and this just furthers her quest!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                2.0

                Not as pictured...

                By 

                from Hartford, CT

                Pros

                • Meaningful

                Cons

                • Poor Workmanship

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace:

                  It doesn't look anything like the picture. It is larger than advertized, curved severely, and the features are larger and clumped together. It might just be the one I recieved, but it is disappointing that the artist can't keep it consistent.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Very well timed delivery, sooner than expected.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Funny and Unique Gift

                  By 

                  from Mississippi

                  About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

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                  Pros

                  • Meaningful
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dress Up or Down
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out
                    • Office

                    Comments about Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace:

                    Gave this to a neuroscientist; the perfect inside joke to share and a good conversation starter.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Prompt delivery and no errors.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    The perfect neuro geek gift

                    By 

                    from Attleboro, MA

                    About Me Classic

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Length
                    • Good Quality
                    • Meaningful
                    • Pretty

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dress Up or Down
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Mind the Gap Synapse Necklace:

                      Gave this as a gift for a dear friend who works in a neurosurgeon's office and she LOVED it. I was thrilled to find it. This, like all the Uncommon Goods items I bought, is unique, beautiful and well made.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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