Whether your fiancee is into astronomy or not, giving her a ring made of genuine meteorite will make her feel unique. However, this ring material is not one that should be worn unmindfully. Authentic meteorite contains iron and has the tendency to rust.
Gibeon meteorite is a remarkable material that looks incredible in Chris Ploof’s rings and bands. Its natural crystalline patterns, known as Widmanstatten, are striking and no two pieces look exactly the same.
When it comes to jewelry, you can’t get much more unique than a meteorite engagement or wedding ring. These rings are designed for the couple who wants to tell a story that’s out of this world. These rings are made from real pieces of a meteorite that crashed into the earth six billion years ago. You can find a wide variety of meteorite rings to suit any style and budget. The most important thing to keep in mind when purchasing a meteorite ring is its authenticity. There are a few ways to verify that the ring is genuine. First, you should look at the Widmanstatten pattern that’s found on each piece of meteorite. This pattern is what makes each ring different, and it’s easy to spot fake patterns.
Another way to check the ring’s authenticity is by examining the striations of the meteorite inlay. Each striation will have a different color, and it’s easy to see that the ring is fake if the striations don’t match up. If you’re still not sure, you can ask the seller for proof of authenticity or a money back guarantee.
Authentic meteorite is quite expensive and, as such, it’s not something that you can easily find in jewelry stores. Most of the time, you’ll have to buy a meteorite ring from a website that specializes in selling these types of rings. This will help ensure that you’re getting an authentic product that has not been tampered with or altered in any way.
Many meteorite rings are made from a combination of metals, which gives them their distinctive look. For instance, a ring may be made of cobalt with a titanium or gold inlay. This can create a very striking ring, like The Barclay. Other rings use Gibeon meteorite, such as The Armstrong, which features a thin band of gold and diamond framed by a larger section of Gibeon meteorite.
You can also purchase a meteorite ring with a pure inlay of the mineral, which is ideal for those who are looking to save money or want a more simple ring design. However, you should be aware that these rings will rust more easily than those that are only made of the mineral. You’ll need to take special care of the ring and avoid exposing it to harsh chemicals to prevent this from happening.
The most common issue with a meteorite engagement ring is rust. Meteorite jewelry is primarily made from iron and nickel, both of which can rust when exposed to water and oxygen. This rusting is normal and can be easily cleaned, but it is important to understand the risk of oxidation before purchasing one.
This is why we recommend choosing a meteorite ring that has a liner made from another metal such as cobalt or titanium. This will prevent direct contact between the ring and the meteorite itself, thereby minimizing the chance of rust. We also suggest avoiding any activities that may put the ring in contact with corrosive or abrasive materials. This includes yard work, automotive jobs, construction work and any other activity that could result in damage to the ring.
If you do find that your ring does begin to rust, it can usually be cleared by applying a bit of oil to the surface of the ring and gently scrubbing it with a toothbrush or rag. The ring can then be rinsed and dried thoroughly. Alternatively, you can soak the ring in a small amount of cleaning alcohol for about 10 minutes. This will help to remove any rust spots and also clean off any dirt and grime that has built up.
Once the ring is fully dry, you can use a polishing cloth to buff away any remaining rust spots and to restore the surface of the ring. You can also apply a thin coat of clear nail polish to the ring to protect it from any further rusting. Ideally, you should only need to clear up any rust spots from time to time and not regularly clean your ring.
It is also a good idea to keep your ring in an anti-tarnish pouch when not wearing it to prevent any build up of tarnish or corrosion. This can be bought at most jewelers and is a cheap and easy way to keep your ring looking as good as possible. If you have any questions about the care and maintenance of a meteorite engagement ring, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to answer any of your questions and help you select the perfect ring for your needs.
With its natural striations and swirling gray hues, meteorite is beautiful on its own or in combination with other metals. Meteorite is especially striking with clean, modern metals like white tungsten or black tungsten, which bring out the ring’s crystalline patterns of asteroid-gray colorations and create a sleek, contemporary look. It’s also beautiful with the earthy, rugged metals of tibetan silver or titanium, which are both durable and lightweight.
Since meteorites used in jewelry have a high iron content, they must be kept away from harsh chemicals and should be removed before participating in activities that could lead to rusting or heavy burnishing of the metal, such as swimming, weightlifting or gardening. When cleaning a meteorite ring, do not use any abrasive cleaners or brushes; these can damage the delicate and detailed engravings and etchings that are sometimes incorporated into rings. Instead, dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and gently rub the surface of the ring to remove any build-up. Make sure that the ring is completely dry before putting it back on, as moisture can cause it to tarnish.
The process of turning meteorite into a ring is lengthy and requires maximum care to ensure the integrity of the material. The first step is to mark a piece of the meteorite slab with a ring size and mount it on an expandable mandrel, so that it can be shaped into a ring. Then, using a spring clamp and a jeweler’s saw, cut the meteorite into pieces of the required width. The next step is to polish the ring, using a fine cloth and a slurry of mineral oil; then acid etching is performed to reveal the natural pattern.
One way to tell if a meteorite ring is genuine is to check for the Widmanstatten pattern; this will help you determine whether or not it’s a fake, and can also help you find out where the meteorite originated from. Another way is to see if it sticks to magnets; real meteorites have magnetic properties, while fakes won’t. In addition, many reputable meteorite sellers will provide you with a certificate of authenticity that states where the meteorite came from.
A meteorite engagement ring is a big statement piece that is sure to impress your loved one. It is a unique material that is not only beautiful but also highly durable and reasonably priced. The main downside to this type of ring is that it does have the potential to rust, but with proper care and maintenance, you can avoid this.
Aside from avoiding exposure to chemicals and water, it is important to maintain your ring regularly. While this may seem like a pain, it is an essential step in ensuring that your ring doesn’t get rusty. To do this, you can use a specialized jewelry cleaner or simply toothpaste and a soft brush to scrub away any visible rust spots from the ring. You can then soak the ring in some rubbing alcohol to clean it further and dry it out.
It is worth noting that there are some types of meteorite that are more resistant to rust than others. This includes Gibeon meteorite and Seymchan meteorite, both of which have a higher nickel content and therefore are less likely to rust. For this reason, it is best to opt for a ring that uses either of these types of meteorite in the design.
You should also be careful not to scratch your ring as this could penetrate through the protective layer and cause rusting in the underlying meteorite. If this occurs, it is advisable to contact a professional jeweler as the ring will need to be sanded and etched again to remove the rust and prevent future occurrences.
Despite their sensitivity to rust, meteorite rings are an excellent option for a modern wedding band or engagement ring. They can be found in a variety of designs, including those that feature diamonds, and are a great way to make your partner feel special on your wedding day.
Meteorite is a very unique and stylish material that has the potential to create a stunning ring that will impress your loved one. If you are interested in having a meteorite ring made for yourself or as a gift, contact us today and we can discuss your options.