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Meteorite rough material

The type of Meteorite most commonly used in jewelry and inlays is the type of Meteorite known as Octahedrite.

Octahedrite is composed of nickel and iron and a few other trace elements.

Picture of meteorite showing the Widmanstatten pattern.

When Octahedrite is sanded with a very fine surface and treated with acid, it exhibits a triangular pattern known as Widmanstätten pattern. Click to see a closeup of the pattern.

The use of meteorite in jewelry makes for a great conversation piece. Not many people can say they are wearing something that used to be a shooting star from outer space!

Meteorite rough material to be used for inlaying. x

Blocks of Meteorite rough material

This is the type of rough Meteorite material that is used for inlay.

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The lower photo shows a side view so that you can see the thickness and also how the cross-hatched pattern runs through the material.

Raw meteorite material to be used for inlay.

Meteorite raw material showing
natural surface

I like this piece of Meteorite material because it shows both the cross-hatched patterning and also the original skin of the Meteorite is showing along the top.

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Denton Anderson,
Gemologist & Gem Cutter
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Graduate Gemologist, GIA, GG
Over 20 years of experience.