Categories: Meteorite Jewelry | Space Jewelry | Space Shuttle Jewelry

Space Shuttle meteorite earrings

$260.00

Important: This piece is made to order. Commission slots for Valentine's are quickly filling up. Current lead times are 7 days. Please reach out for express turnaround or any questions.
Last updated: Sunday Jan 28.

About this piece

These Space Shuttle earrings are made of meteorite with sterling silver earrings hooks.

4.5-billion-year-old meteorite

Made of real 4.5-billion-year-old Muonionalusta meteorite. This meteorite crashed on Earth about 1 million years ago. Muonionalusta consists mostly of iron-nickel and while its molten metal was cooling down over millions of years formed a beautiful christiline structure known as Widmanstätten patterns[Wikipedia]. The meteorite used in this collection originates from a meteorite fragment that was found in Sweden.

Handmade with lifetime warranty

Meteorite is a tough material to work with, yet the combination and contrast with sterling silver is so beautiful. Each piece is proudly crafted by me, Daniel, in my studio in Ann Arbor. I stand behind my work, so I offer lifetime warranty on my pieces besides regular wear and tear.

It takes about 14 days to make your pair of shuttle earrings. So it's important to order on time if you want them on a certain date. 

Custom orders/requests/questions

Sometimes you really love a design but you want it to be x. If the earrings shown aren't exactly what you are looking for, please reach out to info@sciencesocks.co.

The perfect gift

No matter if you are gifting these earrings to yourself (you deserve it!) or another, these are perfect. They come in a luxurious gift box that is ready for gifting and keeping.

 

    Earring details

    • Muonionalusta meteorite charms 
    • 1/4" / 6mm wide
    • Sterling silver earring wires
    • Comes as pair of two
    • Questions? Reach out to info@sciencesocks.co.

      Meteorite details

      • Muonionalusta meteorite
      • Iron-nickel composition (not suited for people with nickel allergy)
      • Age: 4.5 billion years
      • History: crashed into Scandinavia approximately 1 million years ago
      • Location: meteorite fragment used was found in Sweden

      Care instructions

      Silver: avoid exposure to strong chemicals such as household cleaners, sunscreen, and bug spray. Can be cleaned with soapy water if needed. Use polishing cloth (included) to remove tarnish and restore luster

      Meteorite: keep dry, as its iron content can rust. If cleaning the silver, try to keep dry and make sure it is dry afterward. Periodically (every couple months) reapply Renaissance Wax (included) with a cotton swap or soft cloth and buff with a soft cloth. When not in use, store in an airtight bag. This will protect it from the elements. Do not use the included polishing cloth on meteorite. This is impregnated with a polishing compound that will polish your meteorite and make the pattern less visible. This pattern can always be restored by re-etching the piece. Please reach out if this is ever needed.