From deep space to the palm of your hand! This gorgeous handcrafted pendant was made with a slice of the Seymchan pallasite meteorite, wrapped in genuine Sterling silver wire with gem-quality, faceted citrine beads. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then the entire pendant was sealed with a coat of clear lacquer to resist tarnish/corrosion and preserve the aged finish of the wire over time. This pendant, measures 38x28x18mm (1.5" x 1.1" x 0.7") and comes suspended on your choice of chain. This is truly a one-of-a-kind piece and there will never be another like it!
Pallasite meteorites are composed of an iron-nickel matrix with olivine crystal inclusions (of peridot quality) scattered throughout. Researchers once thought that pallasites originated at the core-mantle boundaries of differentiated asteroids that were later shattered by impacts with other bodies. More recently, it was proposed that these are generated by the collisions of asteroids themselves. The Seymchan pallasite was first discovered in 1967 at a brook-bed flowing into the Hekandue River (a left tributary of the river of Jasachnaja River) of the Magadan district in Russia.
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.
*Coins are shown for scale and will not be included with the jewelry.
**Pallasite meteorites contain significant amounts of iron and nickel. People with allergies or sensitivities to these metals should not wear or handle this item.
***Comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, filled in & signed by the artist; photo of the piece & materials are listed on the reverse side of the card.