Meteorite jewelry as a necklace, earrings, or pendant makes some of the finest and most interesting jewelry in the world, and is suitable for both men and women! The biggest fascination and allure comes from the fact that meteorites are from outer space, the infinite cosmos universe! Most of them also look very different from Earth rocks and as jewelry that makes them extremely special.
Most meteorites can come from as far away as the asteroid belt, located approximately between the planets Mars and Jupiter, and just a very few meteorites have tumbled to Earth from even the planet Mars itself - and even the Moon! A meteorite is the remnant of an asteroid, meteoroid or comet that has managed to pass through Earth's atmosphere and impact our Earth's surface. As they blaze across a night's sky, their appearance as a "shooting star" or fiery bolide can be quite a masterpiece of stretched, bold trailing light. Meteorites vary in size, origin, and composition. When they are witnessed and impact the Earth they are called "falls." When they are not observed but discovered after they have already fallen to Earth they are called "finds." There are about 1,200 witnessed falls and about 40,000 well-documented meteorite finds.
A classification system for meteorites has been developed over the years. This system helps to identify meteorites based on chemistry and other attributes. The main three broad categories are: stony meteorites (composed of silicate minerals classed as chondrites - about 86% and achondrites - about 8%); iron meteorites (composed of iron-nickel - about 5%), and stony-iron meteorites (composed of a mixture of the prior two - about 1%).
At KennedyCoJewelry we offer meteorite jewelry that is either wire wrapped or cabochon set. All of our handmade jewelry goes through a tedious process of selection to become visually stunning one-of-a-kind "Jewelry with a Story." We use all kinds of meteorites in our studio to do this such as Allende, Sikhote-Alin, Campo del Cielo, Dhofar 018, Ensisheim, and NWA 869, the bold and beautiful pallasites, and a few more.
We hope you enjoy shopping with us and decide to take home some of our meteorite jewelry for men and women, available in 14K gold, sterling silver, and hypoallergenic stainless steel wire coin mount and cabochon settings. We have carefully crafted and imaginatively created some of the most wonderful space jewelry in the world!