This meteorite wedding band I made for my own wedding.
It's made from high grade pieces of Gibeon Meteorite. The Gibeon is a fine octahedrite iron meteorite which flamed into our atmosphere as a visible star-like streak an estimated 30,000 years ago, landing in what is present day Namibia. Prior to this, the Gibeon meteorite traveled through space for over four billion years before it was finally trapped by the Earth's gravitational field and pulled to earth as a fire ball. It is composed primarily of various alloys of iron and nickel, as well as a number of extremely rare trace elements. It was derived from the core of an extinct planet that was blown apart billions of years ago during the formation of our solar system by a catastrophic impact event. The beautiful crystalline patterns within Gibeon meteorites are known as "Widmanstatten patterns", and are unique to meteorites.
List of tools:
Slab of a real meteorite
Jewelry metal cutting saw (you can use a hacksaw of an angle grinder)
Spring Clamp - http://amzn.to/2dQQOMJ
Center punch - http://amzn.to/2dEaBjX
Drill - http://amzn.to/2eFDgTx
Drill bits - http://amzn.to/2eFE1Mf
Cutting oil (you can use WD40) - http://amzn.to/2eFA8H1
Mini Metal Lathe - http://amzn.to/2oNIkt5
Expanding Ring Mandrel
Sand paper (400, 800, 1000, 4000grit)
Polishing compound - http://amzn.to/2dEshqU
Ferric chloride (etching solution) - http://amzn.to/2fapOcE
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