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Muonionalusta Meteorite Slice Wire-Wrapped Pendant Necklace in Oxidized Sterling Silver with Peridot


From the depths of space to the palm of your hand, this lovely, handcrafted pendant was made with a slice of the Muonionalusta meteorite, wrapped in genuine Sterling silver wire with sparkling, gem-quality faceted peridot beads, set in delicate herringbone weaves. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then the entire surface of the pendant was coated in clear lacquer to resist tarnish and preserve the aged finish of the piece over time. This pendant, measures 34x23x17mm (1.3" x 0.9" x 0.7") and comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain. This is truly a one-of-a-kind piece and there will never be another like it!

The Muonionalusta meteorite is a fine octahedrite IVA iron meteorite, which fell about a million years ago, just west of the border between modern-day Finland and Sweden. The first fragment was discovered in 1906 near the village of Kitkiöjärvi and since then, others were found in a 25x15km (15.5x9.3 mi) strewn field in the Pajala district of Norrbotten County, ~140km (87 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. This meteorite most likely originated from the iron core or mantle of a planetoid, which shattered as it fell to Earth.

The unique criss-cross texture on the surface of this meteorite slice is what is known as a " Widmanstätten pattern " and consists of tightly packed nickel-iron crystals. The pattern becomes visible when meteorites are cut, polished and acid-etched (to remove excess polish and dirt).

This piece comes in a luxurious, black velvet jeweler's box, contained in a cardboard outer shell (so you can wrap the box without damaging the velvet); perfect for gift-giving! This is an heirloom-quality piece you can treasure for many years to come! This ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind. Makes a great gift for the space enthusiast in your life!

*Iron meteorites contain significant amounts of nickel so if you have an allergy or sensitivity to this metal, you should not wear, or handle this item.

**Coins are shown for scale and will not be included with the jewelry.

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