When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, there's a lot to consider. What shape do you want? What type of stone or setting do you choose? How do you figure out what size you need?
Meteorite as an engagement ring or a wedding band material is a big statement - it's an actual piece of a shooting star. Whether your partner is interested in astronomy or not, getting her a ring made of a rare material from outer space is sure to make her feel special.
Meteorite is versatile - it can be made into wide or narrow bands, used as a base or an inlay, or even featured as a stone. This gives you a lot of options if you decide to use it as your engagement or wedding ring.
Most meteorite used for jewelry is called Gibeon meteorite. This is metal that comes from a meteorite cluster found primarily around the town of Gibeon in Namibia. Gibeon meteorite is well-known for its composition, containing high amounts of nickel, cobalt, and phosphorous. This composition creates beautiful crystalline patterns when the material is polished and etched. The geometric patterns pair well with a solid metal like gold or platinum.
Then there's the Muonionalusta meteorite, named after the Finnish town it was found by. It contains some rare elements and a variety of minerals. This gives it a darker appearance than Gibeon meteorite, but still geometric.
Lunar meteorite is also used in jewelry. This type of meteorite originated on the surface of the moon and tends to have a wide variety of materials in it. Because of this, it creates speckled, sometimes colorful patterns when polished.
Muonionalusta and Gibson meteorite rings are eye-catching but unostentatious. Lunar meteorite rings, on the other hand, are colorful and striking, but less geometric and a bit showier. Patrick Adair Designs exclusively utilizes Muonionalusta for its meteorite bands. Muonionalusta is great because its unique patterns, known as Widmanstätten patterns, are much more intricate and distinct compared to Gibeon meteorite rings.