Muonionalusta Meteorite is 4.5 billion years old, one of the oldest and rarest objects on earth, and its unique temperament has fascinated mankind since time immemorial.
Most meteorites fall into the ocean or sparsely populated areas, so iron meteorites that can be used to make jewellery are even rarer. It's no surprise as to why Rolex or Rolls-Royce add meteorites into their products.
Rolex Watch with Muonionalusta Panel
The combination of meteorites and jewellery has inherent intimacy. As early as 5,000 years ago, our ancestors have used meteorites as decorative items. Ancient Sumerians and Egyptians believed in the divine power of meteorites as an extremely precious and mysterious part of the communication between human beings and the universe.
Nowadays, meteorites have been widely used in jewellery creation and become a new trend in the high-end gem and jewellery industry. Some jewelers use small intact meteorites and set them in rings and bracelets. Meteorite jewellery designs add flair, jewelers may use them in pendant decorations in a way that directly presents their unique textures.
Among them, the Lundberg family from Stockholm, as an early high-end jeweler who went deep into the wilderness of northern Sweden to unearth the Muonionalusta meteorite, has been focusing on making this magical, extraterrestrial meteorite into various jewellery for the past 35 years. In 2011, we launched the energy jewellery brand AWNL, featuring meteorite materials.
What is Muonionalusta meteorite?
The Muonionalusta meteorite hereinafter referred to as M meteorite, which hit the Earth in northern Scandinavia 1 million years ago, is the iron core of an ancient planetary body and is classified as an iron meteorite. Its appearance is fine octahedral grade IVA, composed of 90% iron, 9% nickel and 1% other elements. This alloy of iron and nickel has not been found naturally made in earthly conditions outside of the earth’s core.
It is also one of the most beautifully etched meteorites as well, with incredible stability and a beautiful acid-etched pattern called "Widmanstätten". This pattern is formed by the alternating layers of iron ferrite and nickel, its beauty lies within the patchwork and its exquisite lines. It’s the first choice for making meteorite jewellery and handicrafts, and is deeply loved by jewellery lovers everywhere.
How to Identify Real Meteorite Jewellery?
1) Textures that cannot be imitated
The most fascinating thing about the Swedish Muonionalusta meteorites is their unique "Widmanstätten” texture that cannot be replicated on Earth, and this texture is completely different on each meteorite. This rarity is evident when considering how this pattern if form when the liquid alloy of iron and nickel cools very slowly in low-gravity conditions, in other words, by only 1 degree Celsius per millennium.
When buying meteorite jewellery, you can carefully observe the surface of each piece. After all, no matter how the merchants in the market try to imitate it, they cannot achieve this natural and unique texture.
2) Beware of the low price trap
The excavation process of the Swedish Muonionalusta meteorite is very difficult. Because its impact point is near the Arctic Circle in Sweden, it’s covered with ice and snow all year round. Only from May to July every year can meteorite hunters detect and excavate it.
Carrying heavy metal detectors, GPS, diamond files, folding shovels and other equipment, they entered the virgin forest 200 kilometers away from the nearest town. These meteorite hunters also need to overcome prolonged sun exposure and they may be attacked by wild animals at any time. Therefore, the process of excavating these meteorites has already consumed a lot of manpower and time.
Secondly, meteorites used in jewellery design are one in a hundred. The discovered meteorites need to be carefully selected by jewellery experts, and only a small number of those meteorites are eligible to enter the jewellery design process.
Furthermore, grinding meteorites that can be used in jewellery into different shapes, while retaining their natural special texture, requires expensive tools, superb craftsmanship, and expertise. At AWNL, we have mastered the complex process of polishing meteorites through years of research and practice to preserve the precious attributes of each meteorite.
Based on all the above reasons, it is recommended to buy from professional meteorite jewellery brands like us as much as possible. After all, high-quality meteorite jewellery must be selected, designed, and processed layer by layer before it can be presented to consumers.
Read More: How to Choose Meteorite Bracelets
Awaken Inner Power with Natural Meteorite
Just as our ancient human ancestors believed in the mysterious healing power of meteorite, so too today does people associate meteorite jewellery with balance and strength, and believe that it has the effect of healing the body and mind alike.
At AWNL, we also insists in "exploring rare, natural materials containing spiritual energy" as their core belief as we launched our Nordic Muonionalusta meteorite classic collection.
Special stones were collected from all over the world, such as dragon blood jaspers which enhance courage and strength, Brazilian obsidian with protective meaning, South African eagle eye stones that brings courage, and onyx that nourishes the mind and body; the M meteorite is combined with these special minerals in Semi-precious stone designs.
Showing AWNL Nordic Double Runes Bracelet
Inspired by Nordic white magic, ancient Nordic runes are engraved on the bracelet to imbue it with powerful magical protection. The eagle eye stones brings protection and blessings, enabling the wearer to repel the negative and unfavorable energies from the world.
Whether it’s men's jewellery with cultural attributes or women's jewellery with a strong sense of design, the AWNL brand has always integrated this Nordic meditation that combines exquisite craftsmanship, natural materials, and mysticism into every piece. Aiming to awaken the hidden potential of the wearer's heart, bringing protection and healing.