Gibeon Meteorite Sterling Silver Filigree Earrings
Gibeon Meteorite set in solid Sterling Silver artisan crafted earrings.
* Gibeon Meteorite Stirling Silver Earrings
* 4.8 g total weight
* Set in SOLID .925 Sterling Silver
* Stamped .925
* Measures approximately 1/2" x 2 1/2” long including French earring wire
Pear shaped Gibeon stones bezel dangle from stunning brushed Sterling Silver filigree. These light weight earrings are Perfect with jeans. They are simply "out of this world"!
Since it was first discovered in 1836 in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa, more than 25 tons of Gibeon meteorites have been recovered and although export and sale was banned by the Namibian government, it is still one of the most commonly available meteorites on the market today. The Gibeon meteorites come from broken asteroid fragments or an exploded star and radiometric dating places the age at around 4 billion years old.
Gibeon meteorites are composed of iron, nickel and small amounts of cobalt and classified as a fine octahedrite iron meteorite. Some other minerals that may be found in the meteorite are chromite, deabreelite, enstatite, kamacite, taenite, troilite or tridymite.
Lines and patterns are the result of cooling in outer space over billions of years and etching slices with dilute nitric acid allow these patterns known as "Widmanstatten lines" to be more visible.
Comes in a gift box, perfect for gift giving!
*All items ship USPS First Class Mail with tracking from CO.
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