Meteor Retro

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The 'Meteor Retro' embraces the stars – featuring sterling silver links each inlaid with meteorite, one of the rarest materials on Earth. Billions of years old,...
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The 'Meteor Retro' embraces the stars – featuring sterling silver links each inlaid with meteorite, one of the rarest materials on Earth. Billions of years old, surviving a cosmic journey to crash intact onto the planet, now part of your personal legacy. Finished with our rugged stainless button lock clasp, inset with sapphire. Chart your own path in the universe.

Wrist size

Inches | Centimeters

Jewelry Size

15.5 - 16.8 Small
17.15 - 18.4 Medium
18.75 - 20 Large
20.3 - 21.6 X-Large
21.9 - 23.18 2X-Large
6 1/8 - 6 5/8 Small
6 3/4 - 7 1/4 Medium
7 3/8 - 7 7/8 Large
8 - 8 1/2 X-Large
8 5/8 - 9 1/8 2X-Large

 

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Materials & Artistry
Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.

Sapphire

Sapphire

Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. Its extraordinary color is the standard against which other blue gems—from topaz to tanzanite—are measured. In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. For centuries, sapphire has also been associated with royalty and romance. The association was reinforced in 1981, when Britain’s Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer. 
William Henry uses the highest quality sapphires, selected and cut by Swarovski Gems. 

Meteorite

Meteorite

William Henry uses beautiful sections of the Gibeon Meteorite, which fell in prehistoric times in Namibia. It was named after the nearest town: Gibeon
The fragments of the meteorite in the strewn field are dispersed over an elliptical area 171 miles long and 62 miles wide; it was discovered by the local Nama people and used by them to make tools and weapons.
In 1836 the English captain J. E. Alexander collected samples of the meteorite and sent them to London. There John Herschel analyzed them and confirmed for the first time the extraterrestrial nature of the material.

The Gibeon meteorite is composed of an iron-nickel alloy containing significant amounts of cobalt and phosphorus. The crystal structure of this meteorite provides a fine example of the Widmanstätten patterns: these figures of long nickel-iron crystals are of extraterrestrial origin, and cannot occur naturally on earth.  As a purely  natural material, the patterns may include small inclusions, distinctive and unique to each item we produce.

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