Vulcan IDIC Prop Replica Pendant
- The most faithful Vulcan IDIC prop replica ever produced!
- First worn by Spock in the Star Trek episode "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"
- Includes an adjustable 18k gold-plated chain.
- Limited edition of only 500 pieces!
First worn by Spock in the Original Series episode "Is There in Truth No Beauty?," the Vulcan IDIC prop conceived by Gene Roddenberry to represent the precept of "infinite diversity in infinite combinations" is not just a symbol for the cornerstone of Vulcan philosophy; it also represents the philosophy of Star Trek itself. This recreation, painstakingly handmade by a traditional jewelry atelier in New England, is the result of a collaboration between Roddenberry Entertainment and a community of Star Trek prop replica enthusiasts who worked together to ensure that this is the most faithful replica ever produced. Limited to a 500-piece run, the Star Trek Vulcan IDIC Prop Replica includes a certificate of authenticity.
The pin measures approximately 2 1/2-inches in diameter, and the rear includes both a large pin (for wearing as Spock does in the formal dinner scene) and bails for fastening an optional matching 18k gold-plated chain (for wearing as a necklace as Spock does in the final scene of the episode). The optional chain is adjustable from 26 to 30-inches long.
Access to original dress uniform braiding and Bill Theiss insignia patterns was obtained and used in concert with sophisticated digital modeling software to ensure that the sizing and shape contours are a perfect recreation of the original. Evoking Star Trek's simultaneous long history and vision towards the future, futuristic fabrication methods such as high-resolution 3D printing and laser micro-welding were combined with ages-old traditional hand Florentine finishing techniques to yield a model with the correct contours and texture.
Both parts of the IDIC are first cast in jewelry-grade bronze. Multiple heavy plating and hand finishing steps are then used to ensure a mirror finish on the circle (in 18k gold) and a rough matte finish on the pyramid (in rhodium, one of the rarest and most valuable precious metals). The resulting textural, shape, and material contrast manifests the core philosophical metaphor of the piece, just as the use of a lab-synthesized gem reflects the scientific orientation of both the Spock character and Star Trek itself.