Space is the place…to look for wedding bands?

From the comments on my recent post, it’s pretty clear that there are still those old fashioned gals who crave an out of this world rock with a price tag that makes their men feel a little uncomfortable. Ask ye shall receive, ladies…but be ready to expect the unexpected. I do indeed have some rings for you.

Out of this world? Check. A tad pricey? Check.

Born in space!Prettied up right here on earth

See that gray stuff? It’s straight up meteorite, i.e. those big old hunks of minerals that originate in outer space and survive a fall to earth. I think these are utterly gorgeous.

Straight to your finger from MARSAsk him for the moon, eh?

The ring on the left is a genuine piece of Mars inlaid in 18k gold. The chunk of the red planet was cut from a Mars rock, found in the desert and officially cataloged under the name Dhofar 019. The ring on the right contains a certified piece of the moon inlaid in 18k gold. The moon bit was cut from a larger moon rock cataloged as Dhofar461, which was classified by researchers A. Rubin and Paul Warren from UCLA. They do look kind of cheap (in terms of aesthetics, not the price tag), but might be just the thing for the astronomy buff in your life.

Okay, so it’s not the big bling…but I think there is something cool about the idea of exchanging rings made of stuff that has been outside Earth’s atmosphere in the not so distant past.

6 Responses to “Space is the place…to look for wedding bands?”

  1. Twistie January 25, 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    Wow! Those meteorite rings are sort of spectacular, aren’t they? Love ‘em!

  2. Abby January 25, 2008 at 2:57 pm #

    Super-cool! I think it would be awesome to have a meteorite in my ring. How better to say, “I love you more than the moon and stars…”?

  3. Rikki January 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm #

    Judging by ebay listings and this http://www.meteorite.com/meteorites-for-sale.htm site, I think (and, not knowing how much it would cost to get a meteorite cut and placed into a setting, I could be wrong) that it may be epically cheaper to have a ring like that made yourself. Sure, most of those meteorites are less grand than a piece of Mars, but I have seen some that look a whole lot better. I am considering doing this myself, when the time comes, for the man.

  4. satori January 25, 2008 at 8:56 pm #

    So gorgeous! Great alternative to diamonds. No one’s losing an arm to mine for this stuff.

  5. amy January 27, 2008 at 10:23 am #

    ok – aren’t those things supposed to be radioactive?

  6. Never teh Bride January 27, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

    amy: Meteorites are actually less radioactive than rocks that formed on or in the Earth, apparently. But I had to look that up to find it out, so I appreciate you asking the question!