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These meteorite nugget bead are a stunning stand-alone piece. These nuggets come to you from beyond earth.....from a place far, far away! See below for more information on the unique pattern you will see on this nugget.
Plated to prevent oxidization.
The hole size on these long nuggets are approximately 1mm. Each nugget will vary in shape and size. Yours will be special and unique!
Sold 1 bead per pack.
What is so special about these iron meteorites is their unique Widmanstätten patterns. These form as a criss cross banding called lamellae. It really adds to the look of these interstellar objects and creates even more eye-catching appeal! The addition of the rhodium plating not only protects these from oxidation but also highlights the Widmanstätten pattern.
All gemstones are fascinating and special. They come from far-away, remote parts of the globe. These Muonionalusta Meteorite beads, however, are more special than most, and originally came from much farther away. The meteorite was first discovered in Sweden, nearly 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, in 1906 by two children who stumbled over a metal object stuck in the ground. Later determined to be an iron meteorite, it was thought to have fallen approximately 800,000 years ago. Other, smaller pieces of the meteorite have been found in the area, spread by the impact with the earth or moved through glacial changes. We offer these portions in rounds so that you can add a bit of the universe to your jewelry designs.