Want to add a piece of jewelry to your collection that’s out of this world? You’ve come to the right place! Continue reading our Rare and Exotic Gemstones segment to discover the beauty and mysteries of marvelous meteorites.
Found deep in outer space, meteorites are truly spectacular specimens. A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from sources such as an asteroid or a comet. These debris somehow survived a journey from outer space and an impact with the Earth’s surface. Floating through space and traveling billions of miles at extremely fast speeds, meteorites are unique rocks that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They’ve even been found on the Moon and Mars.
These rocks are referred to as meteoroids before they impact the Earth’s surface. There have been 1,086 witnessed falls and 38,660 meteorite finds documented as of February 2010. Once one enters the atmosphere, pressure and chemical interactions cause meteorites to heat up and radiate energy, thus forming a fireball (also known as a meteor or shooting star). How marvelous!
Pieces of meteorite jewelry are true celestial gifts cut and shaped by master craftsmen. They are set in an assortment of metals to create phenomenal works of art. Many ancient civilizations prized meteorite rocks and wore them in jewelry more than 5,000 years ago. The ancient Egyptians held meteorite iron as high as gold and precious gemstones.
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