Campo de Cielo meteorite gemstone set on a sterling silver necklace with a Herkimer diamond. Campo de Cielo meteorites are iron and nickel meteorites found in northern Argentina. The meteorite craters were reported in 1576, but were already well known to the aboriginal inhabitants of the area. The Natives claimed that the mass had fallen from the sky in a place they called Piguem Nonralta, which the Spanish translated as Campo del Cielo, which translates to "Field of Heaven." An expedition led by Rubin de Celis in 1783 used explosives to clear the ground around the craters and found that it was probably a single stone. Celis abandoned it as worthless. He did not believe that the stone had fallen from the sky and assumed that it had formed by a volcanic eruption. However, he sent the samples to the Royal Society of London. Those samples were later analyzed and found to contain 90% iron and 10% nickel and assigned to a meteoritic origin.
Scientists have attempted to date the Campo fall by carbon dating of charred wood found in the craters. Dates of approximately 5800 years and 3950 years have been obtained. These dates are consistent with an Indian legends that the irons fell from heaven.
Campo de Cielo meteorite is used for alignment and balancing. It symbolizes the aptitude and strength required for endurance. Nickel is thought to purify the blood and increase the body's iron content. It conducts the energy of the stars, but are also help with grounding and protection.
Overall pendant drop length 1 1/2 inches. Necklace is 18 inches long.