Our Stunning Faceted Meteorite ring is truely a gift which is out of this world and possibly older than this world.
Crashing to Earth over 110 000 year ago in northen Sweden the Muonionalusta Meteorites are thought to be one of the oldest materials on the planet.
Our Faceted Meteorite Ring is made from a single piece of meteorite. The Ring itself is cut out from a piece of meteorite meaning the ring has never been broken, giving these rings a sense of eternity.
This is the perfect gift for someone who has everything, made in space, available on Earth.
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 Muonionalusta 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 one 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.
Martha Jackson Meteorite Ring comes in a elegant textured presentation box complete with information card and certificate of authenticity.
Rhodium plated, Muonionalusta meteorite
6mm wide, 3mm thick