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Meteorite: You've come a long way baby! We're over the moon for our newest inlay material - Meteorite. A meteorite ring is the perfect way to hold a little cosmos close to your heart! Steely-gray with glowing flecks of supernova, a meteorite ring is unique and eye-catching. FORTE: Meteorite Ring Our Meteorite rings are handcrafted using jewelry grade pieces of Gibeon Meteorite. The Gibeon meteorite traveled through space for over four billion years before it crashed to earth as a fire ball. It was located in 1836 near Gibeon, Namibia, in South-West Africa from which it gains its name. Gibeon meteorite is unique because it actually contains bits of supernova, Palladium-107, the second longest lived isotope. The intricate crystalline patterns within Gibeon meteorites are known as "Widmanstatten patterns", formed over millions of years of cooling. Estimates have it that in the vacuum of Space it took about 1000 years for these molten pieces of planetary core to cool by just 1 degree Celsius! Remember that each titanium ring we make is handcrafted to order so we can set an inlay of meteorite in almost any custom titanium ring! Pinstriped edges? Sure! Glowing pink interior? Sure! We hope you'll be inspired... DESIGN YOUR OWN METEORITE RING!
Turquoise & Beyond New Stone and Wood Ring Designs For October! It's been a busy fall here at Minter & Richter and we're excited to introduce several new types of reconstituted* stone into our Titanium Ring repertoire. As you can see, it's quite an international cast! Webbed Turquoise (Arizona, USA) Gaspeite Titanium Ring (Gaspe Peninsula, CANADA) Azurite Malachite Titanium Ring (New Mexico, USA) Tibetan Turquoise (Himalayas) *You're probably wondering how we can possibly bend and shape stone around titanium, huh? Well Scott Richter is certainly a strong man, but we use reconstituted stone for all of our inlays because it can be easily shaped and rounded within our titanium rings. Reconstituted stone is a mixture of stone and resin. We love the way it shines next to titanium or compliments different wood grains! IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES.