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, which shows many distinct chondrules, and inset into this is an irradiated, .04 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 etched to reveal its crystalline structure, or Widmanstatten figures. The back of the pendant features the outer crust of the original meteorite this piece was cut from. The pendant hangs from a platinum bale on a 14k white gold multi strand cable, which is not included. The pendant measures 24 mm x 18 mm.