Moldavite Meteorite, Herkimer Diamond & Ethiopian Opal Rough Sterling Silver Ring
Moldavite Meteorite, Herkimer Diamond & Ethiopian Opal Rough Sterling Silver Size 8 1/2 ring.
* Campo de Cielo Meteorite, Herkimer Diamond & Eathiopain Opal Rough Ring
* Size 8 1/2
* 8 g total weight
* Set in SOLID .925 Sterling Silver
* Stamped .925
* Measures approximately 1" in diameter
This amazing ring boasts a Moldavite Meteorite, Herkimer Diamond and Ethiopian Opal Rough bezel set in simple Sterling Silver. The combination of the stones is unique and creates an interesting conversation piece.
The Herkimer diamond is a double pointed Quartz Crystal that has already been faceted by nature. The Herkimer comes from only one place - Herkimer, New York, in the United States. The bedrock in which the crystals are found began forming approximately half a billion years ago in a shallow Cambrian Sea that lapped against the southern shores of the ancestral Adirondack Mountains.
Moldavite is a green translucent silica meteoric glass created by a large cosmic velocity meteorite which vaporized when it struck the earth in Nordlingen, Germany. A small percentage of that vapor was propelled into the ionosphere by the impact explosion through the hole punched in the earth's dense atmosphere. When this silica vapor reached the cold of outer space, it condensed then solidified and fell back to earth creating a strewn field of lime green tektite, several hundred miles away in the Moldau River Valley north of Prague, Czechoslovakia. Thus the name Moldavite.
Ethiopian opal is believed to be an old gemstone. In 1939, an anthropologist found evidence of use of the opal by early man in a cave in Kenya. It was not until the mid 1990s when the opal was re-discovered and mining was begun.
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