|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 :-)