Dawn of the Solar System Pendant with Meteorite and Diamond
This pedant represents the Dawn of the Solar System, when the sun was a new born star in the center of a disc of dust, before the planets had formed. The highlight of the pendant is the beautiful piece of chondrite meteorite, NWA 6007, which shows many distinct chondrules, and inset into this is an irradiated, platinum set .03 carat yellow diamond. The chondrules are one of the oldest solid materials in the solar system and eventually accreted, or grew together, to become asteroids and ultimately planetary bodies, like planet seeds. The sun is viewed in the distance from a cloud of these little spheres and dust as all of the physical processes begin their slow dance to the solar system we now call home. The piece of chondrite is framed in Gibeon meteorite which has been super etched to reveal its crystalline structure. The pendant hangs from a platinum bale on a blackened stainless steel multi-strand cable.