Youtuber and DIY enthusiast Igor thought it would be too impersonal to simply buy his fiancee’s wedding band from a store. So he decided to make his own — out of a meteorite.
This meteorite wedding band I made for my own wedding.
It’s made from high-grade pieces of Gibeon Meteorite. The Gibeon is a fine octahedrite iron meteorite which flamed into our atmosphere as a visible star-like streak an estimated 30,000 years ago, landing in what is present-day Namibia.” he wrote on his website.
Check out the how this Meteorite engagement ring was made in the video below as well as the photographs of the final product!
The Gibeon Meteorite used for Meteorite Ring has a Big Story behind
The Gibeon meteorite traveled through space for over four billion years before it was finally trapped by the Earth’s gravitational field and pulled to earth as a fireball. It is composed primarily of various alloys of iron and nickel, as well as a number of extremely rare trace elements. It was derived from the core of an extinct planet that was blown apart billions of years ago during the formation of our solar system by a catastrophic impact event. The beautiful crystalline patterns within Gibeon meteorites are known as “Widmanstatten patterns“, and are unique to meteorites.
Step by step how Igor created meteorite ring
This piece of meteorite made mostly out of iron. He used the jewelry saw to cut out the proper size piece for the ring.
Igor used a center punch to mark a hole for the drilling.
With a cutting oil, he starts drilling the piece out to fit on the bolt mandrel.
Shaping the ring with mini metal lathe
To do the final polish Igor used diamond powder buffing compound and a piece of cloth.
To reveal the internal crystal structure of the metal he dipped the ring into the ferric chloride solution for a few seconds. Ferric chloride is a metal etching liquid. It acts as an acid so be very careful around it. For putting the meteorite ring into ferric chloride we recommend using gloves.
Here is the final result. The meteorite engagement ring.
The video how was made a meteorite ring:
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