Why on earth would you want a ring made from a meteor anyway? Well, because a meteor isn’t from this planet at all. It’s a space traveler; a 4 billion year old alien! Come on, how cool is that?
Thankfully, meteors don’t fall from the sky every day, so they are very rare. Rings made from them are even rarer! At titanium-jewelry-com, our one-of-a-kind meteorite rings are made using only the Gibeon Meteorite. Why should you care?
Gibeon meteorite fragments are no longer available on the market. In 2004, the Namibian government banned export of the meteorite’s pieces. That makes your meteorite rings even harder to come by. Only pre-ban fragments can be made into rings now.
Meteorites can be made of mostly metals or some sort of rock. The Gibeon Meteorite is made mainly of iron and nickel. Its space steel at its best! Scientists believe it crashed in Namibia on the southwest coast of Africa over 30,000 years ago. It became known to the outside world in the early 1800s when a British explorer noticed the locals making arrowheads and spears from pieces of it.
When the meteorite was first discovered by the outside world, a scientist from Austria noticed it had really neat criss-crossing lines when etched in acid. They called this pattern Widmanstatten lines. It’s these lines that make the Gibeon meteorite rings so disctinctive. Over time, the pattern on your meteorite ring might fade. If it does, just send it back to us and we’ll have it etched again and repolished. Your only cost is shipping.
Gibeon meteorite rings are super hard because of their iron and nickel content. The nickel gives it great resistance to rust. The best way to care for your meteorite ring is to wear it it under normal conditions as much as possible. The oils in your skin will help keep it from rusing. (iron rusts folks…) Some people also apply gun oil or other similar oil to prevent rust. Go ahead and wash your hands, shower in it, do what you normally would do with a ring. But like precious metal jewelry, don’t expose it to chlorine in your pool or hot tub. And keep it away from salt water or other harsh chemicals or prolonged moisture.
If your meteorite ring does rust, dip an old toothbrush (no do NOT use your wife’s!) in CLR cleaner from a hardware store and scrub it off. If you are allergic to nickel in jewelry, Gibeon meteorite rings are not for you. Sorry. If you work in a lab with super magnets, leave your meteorite ring at home. The iron in the meteorite will instantly be drawn to the magnet and you wind up pinned down. But that would be kinda fun to try I think.
If you wear a ring of meteorite you will are guaranteed to be a center of conversations as people want to know what you are wearing. Click here to browse for your meteorite ring.
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