On Offer: Libyan Desert Glass pendant with hand made meteorite bead necklace made from Saharan stoney meteorites.
Materials: Libyan Desert Glass, Meteorite Beads, Sterling Silver
Necklace Length: 18cm - 19.5cm (Adjustable length)
Pendant Dimensions: Approximately 32mm x 20mm x 11.5mm
Bead Average size: 4mm
Type: Impactite and Chondrite Meteorite
Description: Natural Form Libyan Desert Glass Pendant paired with Hand Made Meteorite Bead Necklace
Origin: Eastern Desert (Libya/Egypt) & Western Sahara (Morocco)
Additional Information on Libyan Desert Glass: Libyan Desert Glass (LDG) is thought to have formed at least 29 million years ago, when a flash thermal event exceeding 1600 Celsius (likely) a thermally intense meteoric airburst (or perhaps even a direct hypervelocity meteorite impact) caused vast amounts of desert sand to melt and then subsequently be quenched, thus vitrifying the sand into what is now called LDG. Early neolithic tribes used the readymade glass to create tools, and later the Egyptians valued the golden glass so highly, it was frequently used as the centerpiece in royal jewelry. The location and existence of the glass was lost to history, until it was rediscovered in 1932 by P. Clayton while he was on expedition to survey the area. The glass is now sold by a small group of meteorite dealers and collectors, but is generally not available for purchase outside of these niche markets.
Additional Information on Northwest African Chondrites: The chondrites are among the oldest and most studied of meteorites. Many chondrites are billions of years old and come from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Northwest Africa is a vast dry desert perfect for preserving long ago fallen meteorites, saving them over the years for nomads to collect and bring to market. Chondrites get their name from the small spherical glassy mineral bits known as "chondrules" that they contain. They also tend to have relatively large amounts of extraterrestrial iron-nickel alloy in them, making chondrites (and your beads) respond to magnets.
What you get: Libyan desert glass pendant set in sterling silver, as Shown, with meteorite bead necklace, as shown, and Certificate of Authenticity signed by Top Meteorite's Curator of Collections.
Whenever possible, Top Meteorite acquires meteorites direct from the source, allowing us to offer exceptional quality specimens at very reasonable prices.
I offer a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy.
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