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Pendant w/ Gibeon Meteorite, Gold, & Emerald

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Pendant w/ Gibeon Meteorite, Gold, & Emerald
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South Africa, Namibia, fall dates to prehistoric times, meteorite discovered by Captain J.E. Alexander in 1838 CE. This stunning pendant is a contemporary design featuring a beautiful slice of the Gibeon meteorite set in a high quality 88.8% silver and gilt bail and bezel, containing a faceted emerald! The Gibeon meteorite fell during prehistoric times in Namibia and was named for the closest town. The Nama people used fragments of this meteorite to make tools and weapons. Its crystal structure is a quintessential example of fine octahedrite and its so-called Widmanstatten pattern (Thomson structure) is admired by designers and collectors. This pendant is strung on a modern cord as a wearable piece. Size of pendant: 1.75" L x 1.4" W (4.4 cm x 3.6 cm); cord: 21" L (53.3 cm); silver quality: 88.88%; weight: 6.8 grams

Provenance: private Dodge collection, Louisville, Colorado, USA; purchased at the Denver Gem and Mineral Show, 2022

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#174763
Condition
Constructed in modern times and strung on a modern cord as a wearable necklace. Intact and excellent.
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Pendant w/ Gibeon Meteorite, Gold, & Emerald

Estimate $800 - $1,200
Oct 09, 2022
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Starting Price $400
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0168: Pendant w/ Gibeon Meteorite, Gold, & Emerald
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Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $400
Asian, Ancient, Ethno, Fine Art
Oct 09, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0168 Details
Description
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South Africa, Namibia, fall dates to prehistoric times, meteorite discovered by Captain J.E. Alexander in 1838 CE. This stunning pendant is a contemporary design featuring a beautiful slice of the Gibeon meteorite set in a high quality 88.8% silver and gilt bail and bezel, containing a faceted emerald! The Gibeon meteorite fell during prehistoric times in Namibia and was named for the closest town. The Nama people used fragments of this meteorite to make tools and weapons. Its crystal structure is a quintessential example of fine octahedrite and its so-called Widmanstatten pattern (Thomson structure) is admired by designers and collectors. This pendant is strung on a modern cord as a wearable piece. Size of pendant: 1.75" L x 1.4" W (4.4 cm x 3.6 cm); cord: 21" L (53.3 cm); silver quality: 88.88%; weight: 6.8 grams

Provenance: private Dodge collection, Louisville, Colorado, USA; purchased at the Denver Gem and Mineral Show, 2022

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#174763
Condition
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Constructed in modern times and strung on a modern cord as a wearable necklace. Intact and excellent.
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