The Meteorite in Jewelry and Décor Suggestions: The Gibeon Meteorite is traditionally used in jewelry because of its unique pattern and shine. Rings, cuffs, watches, and more are offered at Touchstone gallery. The meteorite in its more natural form is traditionally used as home décor. Touchstone gallery has many jewelry pieces and natural form meteorites to offer!
Home Décor Featuring a Fascinating Story
Legend and Lore: It is said that the Kalahari Desert tribesmen picked up meteorites that lay on the ground's surface. The tribesmen made arrowheads, assegai-heads, and a javelin type weapon made of long, thin pointed iron rods with sharp edges. The meteorite is believed to be a symbol of aptitude and strength.
Science of Meteor Formation: The Gibeon Meteorite was believed to have fallen in pre-historic times. This meteorite is 4 billion years old! Although scientists are still in conclusive of how meteorites form they believe that they form from rocks and metals clumping together forming a larger rock (meteorite) in space. The lines and patterns in the rock are the result of cooling in space for over a billion of years. These patterns are known as “Widmanstatten lines” 90% of the meteorite is iron. Watch out for magnets!
Revealed by Man: The Gibeon Meteorite was first discovered by the native people to Namibia, Africa. They used the metal alloys as tools and named the meteorite after the nearest town it was found in, Gibeon, Namibia. Gibeon Meteorite was reported in 1838 by Captain J.E. Alexander. Captain Alexander took in samples for analysis and was not the first one to discover the meteorite.
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of meteorites and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Scottsdale (4168 N. Marshall Way), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.