This larger style Allende meteorite jewelry pendant necklace is custom set in 14k gold. It contains 1.6 grams of Allende Meteorite. The Allende meteorite is a well studied meteorite, and its cosmic implications have made it famous.
The Allende meteorite is not known for its beauty but for its scientific value. It is very rich in nano-diamonds which are far too small to see (only one thousand atoms or so across). This meteorite also contains Calcium Aluminum Inclusions, or CAI's. These are white in color and predate the age of our solar system.
It is so cool to think about how the material in the Allende meteorite contains pre-solar material - the actual stuff of stardust!
Pendant size: 1 3/8" L X 5/8" W X 1/8" D; Size of Allende meteorite: 3/4" X 1/2". The Allende is mounted to a sterling silver disc and secured in the frame.
Ships in an attractive jewelry box, information about the Allende meteorite and a Certificate of Authenticity. Free quality 18" gold filled chain included!
This attractive pendant makes a very unique and great inspirational gift for someone who enjoys astronomy and geology.