Stars that twinkle above us have been drawing humankind's wonder for eons and we have been wising on those that fall for centuries. Greek astronomer Ptolemy wrote that the Greek Gods looked down at the earth from between the spheres. While this was happening, stars could slip out of this opening, shooting down to earth. Humans took the sight of a falling star to be an indication that the Gods were paying attention and of course it was the perfect time to ask them to grant a wish! Those shooting stars streaking though the sky were meteorites hurtling towards Earth.... if pieces of the meteorite survive without burning up and actually impact on Earth through a crazy amount of good luck, they can be found. Seriously though, not without skill, a good amount of hard work and dedication.
Many of our meteorites are from Sweden and are named Muonionalusta meteorites. They are found and excavated by good friends, Thomas and Mica who live in Sweden. The area they collect from is a protected wilderness, so all excavations are strictly monitored and nature is left as undisturbed as possible. Each piece of Muonionalusta meteorite used in our jewelry is triple coated to protect the surface and prevent any rust or corrosion. This means your meteorite jewelry will stay beautiful (and it's warrantied).
Meteorites have historically been revered as sacred gifts from God or the Universe by many cultures. They are high vibration stones and have been used to assist in spiritual growth, enhance psychic abilities, and to connect with beings from other realms. Astrologers have used these stones to give more accurate readings.
Often we feature Moldavite impact glass with our meteorite designs. Moldavite is a beautiful natural olive green tektite glass which formed millions of years ago when a meteorite impact occurred in Germany.
Some 800,000 years ago, a massive extraterrestrial iron mass fell from the sky in what is now the northernmost part of Sweden. A huge explosion likely fractured the meteorite upon entering the earths atmosphere, successively the remaining pieces were scattered over a fairly large strewnfield in the northern Taiga. The Muonionalusta meteorite was discovered in 1906 in Kiruna (Sweden), close to the polar circle. This is a metal meteorite belonging to the class of octahedral siderites. It is mainly composed of iron and nickel.
The pattern seen in these meteorites is named Widmanstatten patterns, formed by interwoven bands of kamacite and taenite, which can only form over many millions of years of very slow cooling. No way to fake this pattern or meteorite. This type of crystalline patterning is characteristic of iron meteorites.
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