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Ensisheim Meteorite 14K Gold Christopher Columbus 1492 Jewelry Pendant
This 14K gold jewelry pendant contains a small slice of Ensisheim meteorite, The Christopher Columbus 1492 Meteorite, which fell to earth on November 7, 1492.
A loud explosion heralded the fall of this 280-pound stone meteorite in a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim, in the province of Alsace, France. An old woodcut depicting the scene shows the fall witnessed by two people emerging from a forest. One of the witnesses led the townspeople to the field, where the meteorite was discovered in a hole 3 feet deep. After it was retrieved, people kept chipping off pieces as souvenirs until 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. And there, much diminished, but occupying a position of honor, it remains to this day.
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." This meteorite in particular is the unparalleled 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.”
Metaphysical lore: Meteorites bring energy from the universe. They ground creative and emotional energies. They help us to focus on our purpose on this planet. They are thought to encourage endurance, stamina and introspection.
This meteorite jewelry has been professionally cut and set to make this one-of-a-kind jewelry!
Pendant Size: 1"L X 1/2" W X 1/8" D; About 0.163 grams of Ensisheim Meteorite, 10L X 8W mm setting; Chain not included.
Ships with attractive jewelry box, Certificate of Authenticity, Meteorite Tag and information.
Purchased from an extremely reputable meteorite collector. Private estate collection.
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