Sterling Silver and Meteorite Stud Earrings
925 Sterling Silver
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Our stunning Sterling Silver and Meteorite Stud Earrings give you a chance to carry a little bit of space with you wherever you go. For the person who has everything these unique earrings will highlight your individual style with a piece of natural history.
These beautiful earrings design features a round slice Muonionalusta meteorite set in silver and protected by a glass shield. If you’ve ever yearned to own something from out of this world, here’s your chance.
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, it is presumed they were carried there by glaciers.
Martha Jackson Sterling Silver and Meteorite Stud Earrings come in an elegant textured presentation box complete with information card and certificate of authenticity.
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 centre of a planet’s core is cooled to form this metal at 1 degree per million years, then when 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, set in sterling silver
earrings diameter 0.8cm
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