0.17ct Jepara Pallavine & 0.12ct Diamond Ring 9ct White Gold
Made of interstellar matter during the creation of our universe, meteorites are scarcer than gold and only two percent are Pallasites (iron or stony iron meteorites). First discovered and named for German scientist Peter Simon Pallas in 1749 in Krasnojarsk, Russia, Pallasites come from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and are up to approx. 4.6 billion years old. Incredibly scarce, just over 100 Pallasites have currently been unearthed, but most of these only weigh a few grams.
Named for the location of its discovery in Jepara, Java, Indonesia (6°36S 110°44E) in 2008, the meteorite weighs approx. 499.50kg making it the fifth largest Pallasite in the main group.
Jepara is the only meteorite ever found on earth containing clear, facetable gemstones of acceptable quality and quantity to market, making Jepara Pallavine one of the worlds rarest gems. Isotope analyses of Jepara Pallavine at the University of Göttingen, Germany confirmed the gem to be the same age as the solar system, over 4 billion years old, arguably making Jepara Pallavine one of the world's oldest gemstone.
This ring features:
* 1 oval cut natural Indonesian Jepara Pallavine gemstone measuring approx 4.4mm x 3.6mm with a minimum gemstone weight of 0.17ct.
* 12 x round Diamonds measuring approx. 1.2mm each with a minimum gemstone weight of 0.12ct.
* The ring sits approx 5mm above the finger and measures approx 7.5mm down the finger
* The band measures approx 2mm at the shoulder and approx 2mm at the base
Country of Origin: THAILAND