Leather bracelet with silver chromosomes and a 46XX tile
A bold bracelet combining two silver chromosomes threaded onto an sturdy leather rope, with the solid silver chromosomes being curved for comfort when worn. As with the matching necklace, the piece also features a solid block of silver stamped with "46 XX" - the karyotype of a woman (a man would be 46 XY). A karyotype is the number and appearance of chromosomes in a cell. DNA in mammalian cells arranges into packages known as chromosomes, which become X-shaped as a cell is about to divide (during the process known as mitosis). Each chromosome in the design is subtly different, as in nature each chromosome in a pair is inherited from a different parent, mother or father.
Size: length 18 cm
Art nr 018