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Space jewelry: meteorite jewelry

In striving for originality, jewelers are looking for more and more original materials for jewelry. Their imagination sometimes goes beyond the boundaries of the Earth, turning to cosmic materials.
In May 2012, a unique meteorite ring was put up for sale for 4.2 thousand US dollars. It contains a particle of the Gibeon meteorite, which fell on our planet about 500 thousand years ago. It was found in Namibia, in 1836. The age of this meteorite, consisting of iron with traces of nickel, cobalt, phosphorus and iridium, is estimated at approximately 4.6 billion years.
The ring with a fragment of Gibeon is made of 24 carat gold. In the middle of the ring is a moving strip of meteorite iron, on which there are 9 gems, symbolizing 9 planets of the Solar System. Thus, planetary stones can rotate around the finger of the owner of the ring, as around the Sun.
On an exclusive ring, the Earth is presented in the form of a rare blue diamond. The rest of the planets are made of no less wonderful stones: Mercury is a reddish sapphire, Venus is a golden sapphire, Mars is a bloody ruby, iridescent opal harlequin – Jupiter, restrained grassy chrysoberyl, crossed out with a golden stripe – Saturn, green sapphire – Uranus, blue sapphire Nept , little black diamond – Pluto. This is the most expensive of the famous gold jewelry with meteorites to date.

Meteor Ring – Solar System

More democratic, but no less amazing “space” jewelry creates an American designer Jacob Albie. In his youth, he worked part time in a gallery of jewelry, and later found the courage to open his own and to develop jewelry from meteorites. Good taste, a sense of style and imagination quickly won the designer a reputation in the highest jewelry society, glorifying him as a dreamer and an original who made jewelry from fallen stars. Most of the jewelry of this master, by the way, is made of fragments of the same Gibeon meteorite, of which 26 tons were found in total, however, most of them are stored in various research institutions.
Meteor iron etching in combination with yellow and white gold, as well as rare precious stones create elegant and stylish things for true connoisseurs of jewelry. For example, the Lunar Cycle necklace, made of iron and gold, was impressed by the monthly expedition to the Wyoming desert, where the jeweler watched the starry sky at night. A pendant with a “midnight” navy blue tourmaline and diamonds appeared after visiting the Oresibo Observatory.
Multi-colored grenades are one of the master’s weaknesses. He makes rings and pendants with green, orange, scarlet and light green garnets. And in the cracks on the meteorite fragments, Albi fills gold, turning them into stars.

Tourmaline pendant Rubber spiral bracelet

Among Jacob Albee’s products there is a collection of Gold Spiral products, where gold, meteor splinters and precious stones coexist with thick rubber cords twisted in spirals. “A little rubber, a few stones, a piece of a star and an image – all that is needed to create a small precious Universe,” says the jeweler himself.

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