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Gibeon Meteorite Sterling Silver Necklace

Gibeon Meteorite Sterling Silver Necklace

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Gibeon meteorite gemstone set on a sterling silver necklace.  Gibeon meteorites are primarily composed of an iron-nickel alloy.  The meteorite was discovered by the Nama people and used by them to make tools and weapons.  In 1836 the English captain J. E. Alexander collected samples of the meteorite in the vicinity of the Great Fish River in Namibia and sent them to London. There they were analyzed and the extraterrestrial nature of the material was confirmed. Gibeon meteorites come from broken asteroid fragments or an exploded star and radiometric dating estimates their age at around 4 billion years old.  

The patterns of cross-hatched lines are called Widmanstatten figures.  Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur, was said to have been made from Gibeon meteorite.  Another famous Japanese sword called Tentetsutou, or Sword of Heaven, was crafted from Gibeon meteorite by prestigious swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara.  It now resides in the Skytree Tower, the tallest building in Tokyo.

Gibeon 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 inch.  Necklace is finished on a sterling silver 18 inch box chain.

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