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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rarer than diamonds

Jewelry by Johan

I'm slowly, slowly warming up to the idea of oversharing all the details of our wedding plans with the people around me as well as the blogosphere. Today I'm showing you a picture of our wedding rings: a genuine meteorite inlaid in titanium. How incredible is that?

The meteorite is called Gibeon meteorite and is over 4 billion years old. It entered our solar system some 30.000 years ago and crashed in Namibia.
I like to observe the intricate patterns and grooves in the meteorite (the technical term for them is Widmanstätten patterns) and wonder what foreign galaxies the meteorite has travelled to and what wonders it has seen on its journey.

The average life expectancy of a person is 80 years and this meteorite is 4 billion years old. This mere fact fascinates me and scares me just a little bit at the same time. Looking at our wedding rings I can't help but marvel at the mysteries of the universe and be humbled by the acknowledgement of how small and insignificant we are.

On the other hand, the hidden romantic in me, can't imagine a more perfect material for a wedding ring. To vow eternal love and fidelity to one another by exchanging rings made of something as old as time itself?

I'm becoming quite the sentimental romantic :-)



16 comments:

  1. It could not be more perfect...a meteorite ring! Thanks for sharing! xx

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    1. MrsLJ the rings were a "that's it" moment. As soon as I saw them, I knew they were right for us.

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  2. Very cool! I love unique wedding rings. I have a baby blue aquamarine gemstone as my focal stone. My husband was wearing a baby blue shirt when I met him, his eyes are baby blue, and we met at a lake when the skies are baby blue. That color IS him to me.

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    1. Kelly, love the background story and aquamarine is one of my favourite stones. Now I hopping over to your blog to check out you hubby's eyes ;-)

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  3. Amazing, I never knew meteorite jewellery existed, a really unique and appropriate choice.

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    1. Allison, I didn't either. It was by pure chance I stumbled upon this Etsy seller last Christmas while shopping for gifts.

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  4. What a wonderful story you have told us about the rings. I've never heard of meteorite jewelry either but it is so beautiful and significant. I think it perfectly sensible that you are becoming a sentimental romantic. Please share more as you wish!

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    1. Sanda there will be more to come, I promise :-)

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  5. You are very special Ana, and choosing this very different type of wedding ring is so special too.
    The incredible long life of this meteorite - may it´s strength carry you through your life with your chosen one : ).

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    1. Oh, Mette, you always know just what to say :-) Thank you!

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  6. What a beautiful ring. If you are going to be wearing a ring for the rest of your life, it's great to have a story behind it, with a special meaning.

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    1. Ms. M thank you, it's just exactly that.

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  7. I also have never heard of a meteorite ring,you were meant to find something different which is
    'so you'.

    What a great astronomical heirloom to pass on to future generations!! Ida

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    1. Haven't even thought of it yet, but you are right. It will make a great heirloom to pass on.
      Happy weekend ida!

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  8. I love the story behind your rings and the connection to eternity. You are intentional in everything you do. I admire that about you.

    I forgot to mention that the photograph of the two of you in the previous post is very beautiful.

    What happy times!

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    1. Susan, that is possibly the best one sentence description of my character. I'll be putting it on my bulletin board next to my pc :-)

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