27 Unearthly Objects Made Of Stars

A few days ago, we admired the cosmic beauty hidden inside of dull-looking meteorites. Scientists crack open these space rocks in the name of research, plenty of other meteorite enthusiasts do it for another reason—to make things out of what's inside. What sort of things? You name it.

From guitar picks to necklaces, the following 27 objects are all made of meteorite material. You'll notice that many of these items are sourced from the same group of space rocks. For example, a name you'll see frequently is Gibeon—a field of meteorite fragments discovered in Namibia in 1838, and subsequently used to make all manner of objects, which have spread through the world in the nearly 100 years since.

This unearthly stuff was forged in the furnaces of distant stars—who wouldn't want to own such incredible beauty?


Rings made of iron meteorites.

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"Iron Man," the ancient Buddhist statue that a Nazi expedition brought back from Tibet shortly before World War II. The statue was carved from a meteorite which crashed on Earth thousands of years ago.

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A meteorite knife forged from the Brenham, Gibeon, Henbury and Chinga meteorites.

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On these gentlemen's meteorite watches, the dials have been fashioned from a sliced and etched section of the famed Swedish Muonionalusta meteorite (left and center) and the famed Gibeon meteorite (on the right).

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A bracelet crafted from stone meteorites recovered in the Sahara.

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This pocket watch is showcasing the famous Gibeon meteorites of Namibia. A piece of the meteorite has been cut and etched to show the beloved Widmanstätten pattern that meteorites from this locality are known for—which is revealed when they are etched.

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This matching set of silver earrings and pendant were fashioned from pieces of the Muonionalusta Meteorite. Each item contains a marquise-shaped piece of the meteorite, and is accented with a cabochon of Moldavite, the glassy stuff that's formed when a meteorite makes impact.

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A Rolex watch made of platinum and diamond, with a meteorite dial.

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Martin Braun's Selene FC-Meteorite, a selene-steel watch with a meteorite dial.

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Malachite and meteorite pendant and earrings, made of sliced malachite and portions of the Vaca Muerta meteorite set in sterling silver. The set was designed by Veronica Reyes in Santiago, Chile.

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A multi-stone gold brooch, designed by Michael Sherman, is highlighted by a pallasite meteorite tablet, with natural olivine (peridot) crystals.

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A damascened steel knife, also made of the Brenham meteorite—a stony-iron pallasite, found in Kiowa County, Kansas in 1882.

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Photo: Bonhams


A stainless steel and Gibeon meteorite rollerball pen by Grayson Tighe.

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A lizard sculpture, carved from a Campo del Cielo meteorite found in Argentina by Santa Barbara artist Ronald Stevens.

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And a monkey sculpture, carved from a Gibeon meteorite from Namibia, also by Ronald Stevens.

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A dragon tanto knife, with a blade made of 100 percent meteoritic material—all of it from a Gibeon iron-nickel meteorite.

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A guitar pick made of Gibeon meteorite.

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Two pendants made of pallasite meteorite slices with peridot crystals, from the Esquel meteorite, in Argentina.

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A 19th century dagger made from meteorite steel.

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A Russian letter opener with a Damascus meteorite blade.

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