What Are the Best Meteorites for Jewelry?

Meteorite stones fascinate many people because of their appearance, unique properties and mysterious origin. Many of these stones have become very popular in the jewelry industry over the past years. After all, who doesn't want to wear jewelry made of stones from outer space that are billions of years old?

Jewelers and artisans incorporate meteorites in a variety of ways. These stones with extraterrestrial origin have unique compositions and are literally out of this world. Why should you buy and wear meteorite jewelry? Meteorites have mesmerized people since ancient times as they believed that these stones have protective and healing properties. Nowadays, meteorites are commonly associated with balance and protection and are widely used as amulets. Even if you're not a fan of metaphysics, you can still appreciate meteorite jewelry pieces' beauty and uniqueness.

Some of the popular meteorites used in jewelry:

Black Tektites are very popular for jewelry pieces: pendants, necklaces, rings, earrings. The value of Tektite jewelry depends on its shape, cut quality, size, color, and aesthetical appearance.

Moldavite is a Tektite variety. Moldavites are rare because these stones are found only in the Czech Republic and have the highest price of all tektites. A variety of astonishing jewelry is available on the market, made of raw or cut and faceted Moldavite pieces.

Libyan Desert Glass is used for amulets and talismans since ancient times. It was highly valued in ancient Egypt. One of the most famous Libyan Desert Glass pieces is the one that is incorporated as a centerpiece of Tutankhamun Pharaon's breastplates. Nowadays, we can find rough Libyan Desert Glass wire wrapped in copper or sterling silver or jewelry made of cut and faceted pieces: earrings, pendants, rings.

Other meteorites used in the jewelry industry are:

  • Campo del Cielo Meteorite
  • Gibeon Meteorite
  • Muonionalusta Meteorite
  • El Hammami Meteorite
  • Sikhote-Alin Meteorite
  • Seymchan Meteorite