Space Stones

Space Stones

Space Stones are Gemstones that originate from the depths of space. They can get to earth by the way of Meteorites.

Most recently, scientists from around the world came together and done something extraordinary. With a team of 200 scientists from eight different observatories around the world they have combined their telescopes into one huge telescope to take a picture of a black hole for the very first time. The picture is made up of data collected and analysed for 2 years! The result, a wondrous red, orange, yellow, white ring of colour, simply beautiful. 

This really got me thinking about how our gemstones originate from minerals on earth but are there any that don’t? The answer, yes. There are some that fall to earth in the way of Meteorites.  

Peridot

Peridot is one of the very first treasured gemstones and is called a sun gem by the Egyptians. The Egyptians found the first deposit on a Red Sea Island. It was only half a century ago that a huge meteorite was found in Argentina containing a great number of the sought after peridot crystals. Not all Peridot is from space though, it can also be found through volcanic activity here on earth where it’s often found in Lava. 

Black Diamonds

Yep thats right, black diamonds come from space! Scientists have confirmed with infrared instruments that they are formed because of a supernova exploding. Conventional Diamonds are formed hundreds of miles below the surface of the earth under immense heat and pressure. Conditions turn carbon into diamonds that many of us wear today. 

Black diamonds are only found in certain parts of the world including Africa and Brazil and are thought to have travelled to Earth with meteorites and distributed during the billions of years since they came over specific areas.

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