Cosmic wedding rings

September 5, 2010

Meteorite Wedding Rings–The 4.5B Year-Old Gibeon Meteorite Lined in Gold, Platinum or Alternative Metals

The Meteorite that is used in these unusual wedding rings is the Gibeon meteorite, discovered in the 1800′s in what is now Namibia on the Southeastern African continent. While most of the meteorite has been preserved for science, fragments are still being found today. It is mostly iron ore with nickel, preventing it from rusting. Its natural gray patina against a gold, platinum, cobalt chrome or black zirconium lining is a rare combination of treasure from the earth and a gift from the heavens.