Jocelyn Burnell Gemstone Bracelet
- 14k Gold Fill
Length ⇢ 6.5 inches + 1 inch Extender
To celebrate the influential women that have made a significant difference on the world we have named each piece of jewelry after one of them. This bracelet is named after Jocelyn Bell Burnell. To find out about her accomplishments, history, & more check out the information boxes below. We will include this information on a card with your purchase.
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This bracelet is perfect for those who have sensitive skin. The chain, findings, & beads are hypoallergenic & with proper care, will not tarnish, turn, or stain your skin!
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How To Keep Your Extender From Catching & Pulling
If you have a small wrist & don't need to use the extender, there is an easy way to keep it from hanging from your wrist! Take the end of the chain & clasp it with the end of the bracelet. This will cut the length of the extender in half! If you want to purchase the bracelet without the extender, let us know in the "Add A Note" section at purchase.
From a young age Jocelyn Bell Burnell had a passion for the sciences. As early as secondary school her parents were fighting with administration over their restriction of female students utilizing the science lab.
Furthering her education was just as important to Jocelyn as it was to her parents, which led her to enrolling in the University of Glasglow’s undergraduate program with a focus on physics - a rare degree choice for women at the time. Despite the constant ridicule from her male peers, Jocelyn graduated in 1965 with honors. She started the graduate program at University of Cambridge shortly after, eventually finishing her doctorate there in 1969.
One of her most prominent discoveries happened during her time at Cambridge while she was working on Antony Hewish’s research team. The team built a large radio telescope, of which Jocelyn was in charge of interpreting the long, tedious printouts of radio transmissions the telescope picked up from space. One night around 2AM, she saw what she called a "scruff” on the readouts. The "scruff" ended up being radio waves pulsing from deep space! Her advisors on the project hypothesized they were coming from alien life signaling across the sky. Jocelyn continued to see more of this “scruff” repeated in different areas of the sky, which disproved her advisor's original hypothesis & led Jocelyn to believe they were a natural occurrence. Her research advised these radio waves came from a type of small & dense star called a pulsar, which is a type of neutron star that throws out beams of radiation in a pattern similar to a lighthouse.
Jocelyn's discovery & analysis has been used to understand the life cycle of stars, & more noteably helped her advisor & project leader, Hewish, to win a Nobel Prize.
Today, Jocelyn is one of the few female physicist professors in all of the UK. She continues to advocate for more women to join the science field.
Source: (Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, p204)