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What is Gibeon Meteorite? Materials of Extraterrestrial Origin
Materials of Extraterrestrial Origin: What is Gibeon Meteorite?
There are so many types of wedding band materials that you’ve probably looked at. You've seen the traditional gold, platinum, and tungsten rings, but that’s just scratching the surface. You’ve probably considered all sorts of options for a valuable forever ring, but you're having troubles picking the right metal. You want something that will last and keep its value. You want a band you can call one of a kind, just like your relationship. For all these things, a Muonionalusta meteorite ring is the perfect choice.
Other Meteorite Rock Types Used In Meteorite Wedding Bands
Different meteorite rock types have different qualities and price points. These iron-nickel metal rocks are rare specimens, so they can be expensive at the right size. The complexity doesn't help when you consider the fact that there are different types of meteorites.
Campo Del Cielo Meteorite
These iron meteorites originate in Argentina. The pattern consists of bands of shiny silver colors mixed with dark gray or black. Because of its unique pattern, the jewelry made of campo del cielo meteorite is rare and expensive.
Aletai is another meteorite rock type that gives off a beautiful and shiny silver appearance. It's found in the Aletai region of China and often has a rustic finish and a nice sheen.
The Seymchan meteorite is a type of pallasite, which is a type of stony-iron meteorite. They often have a beautiful, gem-like quality to them. The Seymchan meteorite in particular is known for its beautiful, deep green olivine crystals. The exterior's crystalline pattern is set in a matrix of iron-nickel with a stunning quality to them.
Muonionalusta meteorites are a dark grey meteorite that are popularly used by craftsmen to make truly unique jewelry pieces. The pattern along its exterior is a lot easier to see than other meteorite types.
Gibeon Meteorite vs Muonionalusta Meteorite
Muonionalusta meteorites is the main meteorite that Patrick Adair Designs uses. This is because of its finer-lined patterns. Its prominent pattern makes this meteorite very popular among collectors and meteorite enthusiasts. The color also works well with plenty of the alternative metals that we use.
Caring for your Meteorite Jewelry
Whether you're getting a Gibeon, Aletai, or Muonionalusta meteorite ring, the maintenance tips are always the same. You're going to want to avoid exposing your ring to moisture, water, or harsh chemicals.
To reduce the likelihood of damage, avoid hitting hard surfaces or working out while wearing a meteorite ring. If you know you're going to be working with your hands a lot, place your ring in a safe place that's free from the elements. Avoid moisture and dust build up. We tell all our customers to store their meteorite ring(s) in an air-tight container to further protect it from rust.
Every once in a while, you'll want to take a look at your ring to make sure rust isn't forming for whatever reason. If rust has formed, use WD-40 and a soft cloth to wipe any excess build up. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently scrub the rust afterwards. Leave a slight residue of the WD-40 to remain on the ring to let it absorb over night. The next day, apply a thin layer of ring wax to coat the ring to help repel and prevent rust down the road.
How Much is a Meteorite Worth?
While the maintenance may seem like a headache, it doesn't detract from the value you get from meteorite jewelry. Meteorites are solid pieces of space rock that survive the Earth's atmosphere. Most meteorites are small, but some can be very large and valuable. The value of a meteorite depends on its size, composition, weight, origin, and rarity.
The heavier and harder it is to find a specific meteorite type, the more valuable it becomes. In fact, the largest and most valuable meteorites are can be worth millions of dollars.
Most meteorites are "unstable" and unfit for ring making. They have to be a large enough size to make a ring out of them. They also have to be of a certain hardness or shape, or else they'll break during the cutting process. This is actually why handmade meteorite pieces tend to be a higher price compared to traditional wedding and engagement rings.
Men’s Meteorite Rings: Four Great Reason for Owning One
1. A meteorite wedding ring is unique and a great conversation starter. After all, you would have a piece of the cosmos in the palm of your hand.
2. Genuine meteorites are rare, so wearing a meteorite ring on your wedding day automatically makes you stand out from traditional gold wedding rings.
3. Meteorites are known for their strength and durability. They'll last well beyond your marriage if they're taken care of.
4. All meteorite Widmanstatten patterns unique, so you'll never have the same ring as another person.
Popular Meteorite Wedding Bands: Our Top Women and Men's Meteorite Rings
Meteorite Ring with Real Gold Liner
Our Meteorite Ring with Real Gold Liner is a top pick for couples who want a rare ring with a traditional gold liner. Each ring is expertly handcrafted to showcase the unique Widmanstätten patterns that have formed during its time in space. You have the choice of 10 Karat, 14 Karat, and 18 Karat options, making sure it will fits your preference and budget. We further apply a proprietary darkening agent to each ring, so each ring's finish lasts a lifetime and reduces the chance of rust. Obviously, you still have to take precautions to take care of your meteorite band. Like all meteorite rings, you need to maintain it through a mixture of ring wax and extra care.
Meteorite and Carbon Fiber Ring with Rose Gold Liner
Our Meteorite and Carbon Fiber Ring with Rose Gold Liner is a unique piece of jewelry crafted from the finest materials, making it not only stylish but also durable. It's made available in three precious metals: yellow, rose, and white gold. But what sets this ring apart from others is the aerospace-grade carbon fiber base. It provides a sleek and modern look, but it also keeps the ring lightweight and durable. The ring comes in standard 10mm width and comfort fit finish for your wearing pleasure.
Don't want a liner and just want meteorite? That's not an issue. Our Meteorite Ring is a beveled jewelry piece made from Muonionalusta meteorites. You'll see clear Widmanstatten lines like our other iron based meteorite rings.
Truly Out Of This World
Real meteorite jewelry is the perfect way to express personality and style. It can stand out from the norm jewelry, giving it that unique look. When buying meteorite jewelry, it is important to consider the quality of the meteorite and the craftsmanship of the jewelry. With this information, you can be sure that you're getting a piece of meteorite that's not only beautiful, but also authentic and high in quality. Authentic meteorite engagement and wedding rings are truly unique jewelry pieces. They're a fascinating way to add a touch of celestial beauty to your everyday life. If you're looking for a ring, pendant, or earrings, you have tons of options to choose from. The types of meteorites come in just as many options. Wearing meteorite jewelry is a way to carry a piece of outer space with you wherever you go.