Muonionalusta Meteorite Gold Shard Pendant
This unique necklace features a piece of a meteorite from Muonionalusta, near Kitkiojarvi, Sweden. This cut piece of meteorite is classified as a fine octahedrite, which reveals unique etchings on its surface, known as widmanstatten pattern, a characteristic this iron meteorite is known for. This particular piece was found in 1906 and the estimated fall is about 800,000 years ago. I chose to wrap this piece in gold wire for an elegant contrast to the meteorite's "gun metal" color. The wire is 14 karat, gold filled with tiny, cut facets to create a shimmery texture. The pendant measures 3/4" wide and 1 1/2" in length, which includes the gold bail. In this listing you may choose to purchase the pendant alone or add the chain shown in the pictures. This is a gold filled, rope chain with a length of 18".