Take your ring shopping experience into outer space with our men's meteorite wedding rings. Meteorite inlays are some of the most unique inlays you can get in the world. Scratch that. The universe. This is an extremely rare material (it literally comes from outer space), and its value has only gone up since it was banned from being exported out of its native country of Namibia. Don’t worry, though. Your ring required no smuggling (but definitely tell everyone it did, just for the story). This is more than your average wedding band. This is a wedding band with a story.
All About Gibeon Meteorite
Our meteorite inlays are formed from the ultra-rare gibeon meteorite. About four billion years ago, this meteor was a superheated rock that slowly cooled, giving it its unique out-of-this-world look that is so clearly visible in rings like The Captain.
How did it get here? A long, long time ago—we’re talkin’ like 600 million years ago, to get specific—it did what meteors do and came careening into our own lovely little rock, landing in what is now Namibia. As we already stated, this rock is very, very rare. So far, there have been approximately 26 tons of it mined. That may seem like a lot, but when you compare it to the 192 tons of platinum that have been mined (which is even rarer than diamonds), it puts it into perspective.
As you can see in the photo above, the meteorite has a crystalline structure consisting of iron, nickel, and cobalt. It is this crystalline structure that makes each ring as individual as a fingerprint. There are not going to be two like it throughout the entire world.
Mix and Match Metals and Meteorite
Generally, the band that holds the inlay in place is made up of another material, such as titanium, cobalt, or gold. If you want to combine meteorite with 14K solid rose gold and a dash of diamond, you can do that with The Barclay pictured below.
If you want a more reserved look, go with The Armstrong, which subs out the gold and diamond for titanium, letting the meteorite be the star of the show, so to speak.
If you want something that truly stands out, you need to go with The Intimidator. Made out of 1mm of red Cerakote and 3mm of genuine dinosaur bone, this ring is certainly going to hit the unique factor if that is what you’re going for.
There are plenty of options to explore, so be sure to check out all of the meteorite engagement rings on our meteorite page.
Caring for Meteorite Wedding Bands
Each meteorite band is sealed with our heavy-duty sealer, but, even with that, you want to make sure that you watch out for rust. This is because the meteorite inlay is made out of mainly iron, which has a tendency to oxidize. Oxidation is essentially rusting, but—fun fact—it’s also what happens when your guac turns brown. To keep your ring looking flawless, avoid oxidizing agents like chlorine, bleach, or salt. In other words, definitely take off your ring when you go for a swim or scrub down the bathroom.
If you see some form of rust appearing on your band, all hope is not lost. You can take a little bit of baking soda and a toothbrush to clean up the rust. Remember to rinse and dry it off. If you are serious about getting all that water out of there, you can soak the ring in acetone to help it dry. Last, if you can’t get some rust off (or you just don’t feel like dealing with it yourself), you can send it back to us, and we will refinish it for you. It is all part of our “no-hassle” lifetime warranty, so you should have no worries when you purchase this type of ring from us.
Wood, tungsten, gold, titanium. Yeah, these materials are cool and all, but they’re missing the whole crashed-into-the-earth-six-billion-years-ago thing. The meteorite ring is for the person who wants to tell a story. To say, “Oh yeah, my wedding ring is from outer space. No big deal.” Now go out there and get one!