Categories: OSIRIS-REx Collection | Meteorite Jewelry | Space Jewelry

OSIRIS-REx capsule meteorite pendant necklace

$230.00

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.

Check out the other pieces of the OSIRIS-REx and Bennu collection.

OSIRIS-REx and Bennu jewelry 

Introducing the OSIRIS-REx and Bennu collection in honor of the asteroid-sample return on the 24th of September. Featuring the Bennu asteroid and OSIRIS-REx's sample return capsule (SRC). All pieces in this collection are handmade from real meteorite and/or sterling silver.

About this piece

This piece is made of meteorite with a sterling silver chain. The meteorite pendant is inspired by the OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule.

4.5-billion-year-old meteorite

While 101955 Bennu's asteroid sample will be used for science, we found the next best thing for jewelry: 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.

Science deserves to be celebrated

Work on the OSIRIS-REx mission started over a decade ago and launched in 2016. After rendezvousing with Bennu and collecting an asteroid sample the most important part of its journey is about to conclude with sample return to Earth on September 24, 2023.

To celebrate the decades of science and engineering to make this all possible, ScienceSocks designed these jewelry pieces.

Delivery time information

All orders of in-stock items placed before 1 pm EST Wednesday, September 20 will ship the same day with USPS Priority shipping (included for free, no need to select this at checkout) and should arrive in time before the landing event. Orders placed after Wednesday will ship as soon as possible, but please consider overnight shipping if you want it before the landing event. International orders are not guaranteed to arrive before the 24th, but expedited shipping is available. Made-to-order items will ship approximately two weeks after the order date.

Handmade with lifetime warranty

Meteorite is a tough material to work with, but 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.

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 the necklace to yourself (you deserve it!) or another, these are perfect. They come in a luxurious gift box that is ready for gifting and keeping.

 

    Necklace details

    • 18" Y-style chain + 1.5" long vertical chain (from Y intersection to charm)
    • Sterling silver chain
    • 1/2"/12.7mm wide charm made of Muonionalusta meteorite
    • 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 in this collect 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 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.