Robert Hooke ammonite 18th century illustration, deep glass pendant necklace
Ammonite, from Hooke's ‘Posthumous Works’, 1705.
Robert Hooke (English, 1635 – 1703) was a pioneering scientist who made ground-breaking studies using microscopes, publishing ‘Micrographia’ in 1665, the first book to publish images of life seen through a microscope. Based on his observations, he was also an early proponent of the theory of evolution. He built some of the earliest reflecting telescopes, worked with Robert Boyle on the properties of gasses, and made other important advances including the wave theory of light, speculations on gravity, and the law of elasticity, known as Hooke’s law. He also coined the word ‘cell’ because the cellulose walls in cork, viewed through the microscope, reminded him of the cells occupied by monks. He is also known for his pioneering work in the field of surveying and map-making after the Great Fire of London in 1666.
The pendant setting is made from metal alloy and the glass cabochon is 25mm across. Choose a 24” (60cm) silver tone chain, or an 18” (45cm) black leather cord or black organza-&-cotton cord. A pendant on a chain or organza-&-cotton cord comes in a sturdy black card gift box; a pendant on a leather cord comes in an organza bag, so as not to distort the leather by tight folding.