Meteorite Cross in 22 Karat Palladium
Meteorite cross in 22 karat palladium
The main elemental components of octahedrite meteorites are by no means rare with the vast majority being iron and nickel (with trace amounts of other elements including gallium, germanium and iridium). It is the crystalline pattern of these meteorites (called the Widmanstätten pattern) that makes them not only rare, but also beautiful and unmistakably of cosmic origin. You see, the alternating elongated lamellar bands of iron-nickel crystals running in groups at 60 degree angles forming an octahedron crystalline lattice occurred as molten asteroid bodies were allowed to cool over millions of years while they hurled through the zero gravity vacuum of space. This pattern is therefore unique to these meteorites and cannot be replicated on earth. Each meteorite has unique crystal sizes and is categorized based on the width of its lamellae. Thus, every meteorite is unique within this class of meteorites with pattern variations which are very discernable to the naked eye making each one uniquely beautiful.
This cross is made from the Seymchan meteorite which was found in the Magadan Oblast district of Russia near the Seymchan river and settlement in June of 1967. It is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old.
A Seymchan meteorite cross adorned in a border of 22+ karat (95% pure) palladium including the bail for use with a necklace. It is 1.75 inches tall, 0.75 inches wide, and 2-3 sixteenths of an inch thick. It weighs 12.3 grams of which 10.1 grams is 95% pure palladium. The bottom edge of the palladium border is etched with RWMM 0002, reflecting our brand and the second of this very limited release series. An 18 karat gold adorned Muonionalusta meteorite cross was our first release and we plan for a platinum adorned cross from the Uruacu meteorite to be our third release in this precious meteorite crosses of the world series.
If you are interested in an exceptionally rare and unique piece of jewelry with an ancient, cosmic origin that dates back to near the beginning of time, then this might just be your perfect symbolic beacon to the heavens above.
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