Exceptional Pallasite Meteorite Custom Pendant Jewelry - 14k Gold
This is truly the "Cadillac" of meteorite jewelry!
Pallasites are the most beautiful form of meteorite jewelry and they are often referred to as "celestial stained glass." They are Stony-iron meteorites that are mixtures of crystalline yellow to green olivine (peridot gem) in a network of nickel-iron. They are among the most sought-after piece to complete any serious meteorite collectors collection.
The name "pallasite" comes from the name of the German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas who first took interest in pallasites and described it in his writings, in 1772. Pallasites are a rare type of meteorite. Only 61 are known to date, including 10 from Antarctica, and only 4 are observed falls.
The olivine (peridot gem variety) in pallasites is magnesium-rich and shows signs of "shock" and impact, which occurred in outer space. Many of the olivine gems appear rounded. Some scientists think this is because the olivine was once liquid droplets suspended in a frozen metal matrix.
This sample is called Brenham which is a meteorite found near Haviland,Kansas. The 450 kg mass was discovered in 1949 is called "The Space Wanderer" and is on display at The Big Well in Greensburg, Kansas. It was found and hand dug in the Ellis Peck farm, east of Greensburg.
Pendant size: Diameter 1 1/8 inches set in an exceptional, custom-made 14K Gold filigree pendant.
Pendant weight: About 9 grams
Outstanding intricate filigree pattern in 14K gold adorns this beautiful Brenham pallasite. It is covered with a protective seal which encases the lovely olivine gems with their rich iron-nickel background.
The beautiful gift from space...pallasite jewelry.
Comes in an attractive black velvet jewelry box and detailed information and authenticity. Each piece is different, yet similar. Only 1 left. Similar. Chain not included.
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