For the man who has everything give him an extra terrestrial gift, with these stunning meteorite cufflinks he can wear a piece of outer space on his sleeve!
A slice of natural history, a talking point, and a beautiful piece of jewellery. If you yearn to own something out of this world, here’s your chance. A chic finish to any look these statement cufflinks are perfect as a uniquely different gift or a tremendous treat just for you.
Martha Jackson Oval Meteorite Cufflinks come in a elegant textured presentation box complete with information card and certificate of authenticity.
Over 100,000 years ago, a handful of these mysterious Muonionalusta meteorites impacted earth. Searches for the impact crater from the original shower have been in vain; the site where these specimens are found is in a remote area of northern Sweden, is it presumed they were carried there by glaciers.
The meteorites are not only extremely rare, they are almost always buried! To make finding the specimens just a little harder Swedish law dictates that a license must be obtained, and then those pieces buried in the perma-frost must be excavated by hand.
Iron Nickel meteorites, like the Muonionsalusta generally start as the very core of a planet, the amazing Widmanstätten patterns (unearthly metallic grids in shimmering shades of grey and silver seen when the meteorite is sliced) are formed only in space. The molten metal of a planet’s core is cooled to form this metal at 1 degree per million years, then we the iron is removed the striking nickel crystal formations can be seen.
During ancient times meteorite was considered far more valuable than gold. Tutankhamen was found with meteorite daggers in his tomb and the ancient myth of Thor’s hammer, has been attributed to prized rare meteorite.
Rhodium plated, Muonionalusta Meteorite, with glass overlay set with sterling silver swivel attachment.
Meteorite 18x13mm, cufflinks 20x15x10mm