If you're flat out of ideas for this year's Valentine Day, you can never really go wrong with jewellery. Here are just a few of the most interesting accessories I found.
Spell out your love and happiness with chemistry
What is love? It's an age-old question with likely no satisfying answer. What seems certain is that nature has developed an irresistible cocktail of chemicals to help us fall in love (and hopefully pass on our genes).
It's one of love's most important chemicals that may explain why when you’re falling in love, your new lover keeps popping into your thoughts. In one study, researchers discovered that serotonin levels of new lovers were equivalent to the low serotonin levels of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder patients.
Lovestruck couples have high levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine. This chemical stimulates ‘desire and reward’ by triggering an intense rush of pleasure.
The initial stages of falling for someone activates your stress response, increasing your blood levels of adrenalin and cortisol. This has the charming effect of making you sweat, making your heart race and your mouth go dry when you unexpectedly bump into your new love.
Oxytocin is a powerful hormone released by men and women during orgasm. The chemical helps deepen feelings of attachment, cementing relationships and making couples feel much closer to one another.
A great unisex accessory for that special someone who always has eyes for the stars. Features all the planets, the sun, the moon, and a black hole.
A lovely double-helix ring that makes for a nice gift for any occasion.
Or maybe some DNA earrings
A beautiful pendant showing the detailed skeleton of a feral cat finished with black epoxy. Perfect for people who love cats and radiology.
Make a statement with this brainy bracelet shaped like a neuron.
If you're going for the anatomically correct representation of "I heart you."
The octopus is the only animal that has a portion of its brain (three quarters, to be exact) located in its (eight) arms. Without a central nervous system, every arm “thinks” as well as “senses” the surrounding world with total autonomy, and yet, each arm is part of the animal. Offer this gift to that special someone.
Octopi are extremely romantic. After they mate, their life has no other purpose and ends. Let your love for her never end.
Because our lifeline would be flat without someone special to share life's most intimate moments.
For when she makes your heart skip a beat.
An adorable piece, a testament to a love so resilient it should be in the fossil record.
For all the moments she had listened to your heart and soothed it just like a cardiologist.
She, as a true scientist, has looked inside your soul so many times and made you feel complete and safe. These earrings are for the special girl that always looks past all the defects, and sticks close to you whatever happens.
If she is a meteorologist, she sure knows how to make your heart melt every time she looks at you.
Because you love her to the moon and back.
For biologists, veterinarians, or simply all animal lovers. Pretty cute, right?
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