Post # 1
I’m looking into wedding bands for fiance (even though the wedding is ages away), and stumbled across meteorite rings. Fiance is a bit of a space buff, so I thought that would seem appropriate, but the more I look into them, the more they don’t look so great. Apparently they can’t be resized, they can be brittle, and they can even rust if they’ve got too much iron in them?
Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone here had any experience with them? Are they good/bad/kinda okay?
Post # 4
I have not….and I’m sure there are a lot of other people who are just sleeping. Haha it’s early in the AM.
Post # 5
I have no experience with meteorite rings. I’m getting SO a damascus steel one, since we have…oh over 80 different swords and blades all over the house. He likes his sharp pointies.
Post # 6
Good to hear of another space buff! We looked into meteorite rings since we met in a planetarium. 🙂 The thing with meteorite rings is that I believe they rust (they have iron in them). So you’ll see lots of them with gold on the inside so the meteorite doesn’t make contact with your skin to slow down the rusting process. But even then, with daily use, they will get damaged with any moisture exposure. They also cannot be re-sized. So if your fingers change size over the years, you need a new ring. Because of these reasons, we went with platinum instead. Heck, all precious metals are made when stars go supernova, so the space theme is still there. 🙂 But you could perhaps have a ring made with meteorite embedded into it here and there as accents if it means a lot to him?
Post # 7
@HelleCat: I love the damascus steel ring I got for my husband, HOWEVER even though it was made with surgical stainless, his finger turned slightly dark close to the palm of his hand. Not even really black or green… just, slightly dark. lol. I’m not sure if he’s allergic or if his skin chemistry is off or something. We’re keeping it for “special occasions” and becuse we really love the look of it, but we also got a titanum band for everyday wear.
Post # 8
I have a meteorite wedding band, and I love it. I’ve been married for almost 2 years and so can give a relatively good guide to how the experience is.
Rust is not a problem. Don’t leave it in a puddle of water or anything, but I use hand lotion, get hands wet, etc. just like anyone else and have never noticed any blemishes.
As someone else pointed out, however, it’s impractical to resize more than about a half size at most, so best get it sized right first time.
One piece of advice: not all pieces of meteorite are equal quality, and moreover it takes a lot of talent to work with it. I can’t say how good the ones available are, but can tell you for certain that the ones made by Chris Ploof are fantastic and well worth the money. Mine is white gold/palladium on the outside with a meteorite strip in the middle.
Post # 9
OK – so I’m a guy. My wife and I shopped for both of our rings together. We got married about a year ago. I was specifically looking for something a little different and interesting. The Chris Ploof meteorite ring that I ended up with was perfect. It had the exact look that I wanted, and looks amazing. To the point where I’m so happy about it that I google it late at night, so that says something.
My experience with Chris Ploof and the jewelery story where I bought the ring in Brooklyn (The Clay Pot, it’s well known and they made sure I got the quality I deserved) was entirely positive. To be fair,when I ordered the ring, (I ordered a 3/4 size, which is slightly unusual ) and the Clay Pot took the dilligence to confirm with Chris Ploof before ordering it for me that it wouldn’t be a problem. When I got the ring, the seam was way to large, as if they had cut the stone too small. Anyway, it took a lot of waiting, but apparently they modified their manufacturing process and fixed the ring, appologized, and about 4 months later, I was super happy. They were super positive throughout the process, promising to fix the situation. All my guy friends think it’s awesome! It is a bit on the expensive side, but quality is worth it. The point is, their quality is great, and clearly they stand by their product, even when it means scrapping it and redoing.