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Ensisheim Meteorite 14k Gold Christopher Columbus 1492 Jewelry Pendant for Sale
This solid 14k gold jewelry pendant contains a specimen of Ensisheim meteorite. This Christopher Columbus 1492 meteorite fell to Earth on November 7, 1492.
Ensisheim is highly valued by meteorite collectors and people who appreciate historical meteorite "falls." Christopher Columbus was a high adventurer and world explorer. In 1492, he discovered the "New World." His incredible courage and visionary spirit changed the way the world was seen.
The Ensisheim meteorite weighed about 280 pounds when it first fell to Earth in a field near the village of Ensisheim, in Alsace, France. A historical woodcut depicted the scene, which shows the fall witnessed by two people emerging from a forest. One of the witnesses led the townspeople to the field, where the Ensisheim meteorite was discovered in a hole 3 feet deep. People kept chipping off pieces as souvenirs until eventually they were ordered to stop, by the town magistrate.
The townspeople thought the object to be of supernatural origin. The remaining mass, now weighing only 122 pounds and mostly without crust, was moved to the town hall in Ensisheim. There it remains until this day.
This meteorite makes the perfect meteorite jewelry gift for the dedicated explorer or adventurer in your life. Meteorites are believed to be small fragments of asteroids, broken off and ejected mainly from the asteroid belt. They are about seven hundred million years older than the oldest rocks on Earth, making them, in our brief lifetimes “eternal.”
Pendant Size: 7/8" L X 3/8" W X 1/8" D; About 0.311 grams of Ensisheim Meteorite, 11mm L X 8mm W solid 14k gold setting; 20" Gold Filled Free matching chain included.
Ships with attractive jewelry box, Certificate of Authenticity, and information about the Ensisheim meteorite.
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