This unusual meteorite specimen is a part of the Gibeon meteorite. It is an iron meteorite, found in one of the largest meteorite strewn fields on Earth, which exceeds 40 miles wide and 250 miles long. It is located in Namibia, in the southern part of Africa. The meteorite field itself was discovered in 1836, although South African natives used the metal fragments for tools and weapons prior to this time.
Some iron meteorites can display a beautiful etched pattern once sliced, polished and gone through a special process in diluted acid. With time, patience and good care, the piece reveals its hidden crystalline structure, a stunning pattern named Widmanstätten. Each meteorite is unique and will display a different crystal structure.
Meteorites are known to assist with spiritual growth, increase psychic abilities and help connect with other realms. This piece is a perfect gift for the dreamers, space enthusiasts and armchair philosophers.
- Set in sterling silver.
- Dimensions: 15 mm x 10 mm
- Features genuine meteorite.
- Dangle earring.
- This item includes an information card about the meteorite.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
This meteorite requires special care - due to its high iron content, exposure to water and other chemicals, such as shampoos or perfumes, may cause it to rust it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the stone itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.