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Necklace ~ Tektite Meteorite W/Montana Agate Artist: Teresa Bradford-Cole

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  • Material: Silver, Stone
  • Style: Boho & hippie
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Necklace ~ Tektite Meteorite W/Montana Agate
Artist: Teresa Bradford-Cole
Top Stone: Tektite Meteorite: 1" X 1"
Montana Agate: 1 3/4" X 1 1/2"
Setting: Sterling Silver
Open Back
Chain: Stainless Steel
$360-

Mankind's association with tektites goes back to prehistoric man, who used them as implements and ornaments (King, 1977; Glass, 1982). There are tools made of tektites that date back to c. 4,000-6,000 B.C., and after the iron age (500 B.C.) tektites were worn as good luck charms (Bagnall, 1991). The first written reference to tektites appeared c. A.D. 950, when Liu Sun in China named them Lei-gong-mo, which means 'Inkstone of the Thundergod' (Barnes, 1969; Bagnall, 1991). The first reference in scientific literature appeared in 1788, when Mayer described them as a type of terrestrial volcanic glass. In 1900, F.E. Suess coined the term 'tektite' from the Greek word tektos, meaning 'molten'. He was convinced that tektites were of an extraterrestrial origin, and he believed the shapes to be caused by sculpturing due to high velocity air flow. He believed them to be glass meteorites, and because his work was highly read, people began referring to tektites as such; as a result of this, many universities and museums housed tektites with meteorites for many years. This idea was later rejected when no meteorites were found with compositions similar to that of tektites, and when no evidence of cosmic ray exposure was found in tektites. The lack of cosmic ray exposure also led to the idea that tektites could not have evolved outside of an Earth-Moon system, since it indicated that the tektites' time in space had to be less than 900-90,000 years, which is not long enough for anything outside an Earth-Moon system to travel to Earth. (King, 1977; Glass, 1982). In 1917, the meteoriticist F. Berwerth discovered that tektites were similar chemically to certain sedimentary rocks, the first hint of terrestrial origins (King, 1977). The return of lunar materials from the Apollo missions in the late 60s provided evidence that tektites are compositionally unrelated to lunar material, which convinced the majority of scientists that tektites are terrestrial in origin

I have such a Love for Montana Agate gemstone, Creamy to clear or somewhat light yellow in color, Montana Agate is whispered to be implanted with the diverse forms of moss. The structures of moss abundantly found in the tints of black, somewhat brown or reddish. Montana Agate extracted from the regions of the Yellowstone River along with its feeders. The severity of this magnificent boulder is measured to be 6.5 which goes till 8 depends upon the gravel deposits that are from the Pleistocene age.

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Necklace ~ Tektite Meteorite W/Montana Agate
Artist: Teresa Bradford-Cole
Top Stone: Tektite Meteorite: 1" X 1"
Montana Agate: 1 3/4" X 1 1/2"
Setting: Sterling Silver
Open Back
Chain: Stainless Steel
$360-

Mankind's association with tektites goes back to prehistoric man, who used them as implements and ornaments (King, 1977; Glass, 1982). There are tools made of tektites that date back to c. 4,000-6,000 B.C., and after the iron age (500 B.C.) tektites were worn as good luck charms (Bagnall, 1991). The first written reference to tektites appeared c. A.D. 950, when Liu Sun in China named them Lei-gong-mo, which means 'Inkstone of the Thundergod' (Barnes, 1969; Bagnall, 1991). The first reference in scientific literature appeared in 1788, when Mayer described them as a type of terrestrial volcanic glass. In 1900, F.E. Suess coined the term 'tektite' from the Greek word tektos, meaning 'molten'. He was convinced that tektites were of an extraterrestrial origin, and he believed the shapes to be caused by sculpturing due to high velocity air flow. He believed them to be glass meteorites, and because his work was highly read, people began referring to tektites as such; as a result of this, many universities and museums housed tektites with meteorites for many years. This idea was later rejected when no meteorites were found with compositions similar to that of tektites, and when no evidence of cosmic ray exposure was found in tektites. The lack of cosmic ray exposure also led to the idea that tektites could not have evolved outside of an Earth-Moon system, since it indicated that the tektites' time in space had to be less than 900-90,000 years, which is not long enough for anything outside an Earth-Moon system to travel to Earth. (King, 1977; Glass, 1982). In 1917, the meteoriticist F. Berwerth discovered that tektites were similar chemically to certain sedimentary rocks, the first hint of terrestrial origins (King, 1977). The return of lunar materials from the Apollo missions in the late 60s provided evidence that tektites are compositionally unrelated to lunar material, which convinced the majority of scientists that tektites are terrestrial in origin

I have such a Love for Montana Agate gemstone, Creamy to clear or somewhat light yellow in color, Montana Agate is whispered to be implanted with the diverse forms of moss. The structures of moss abundantly found in the tints of black, somewhat brown or reddish. Montana Agate extracted from the regions of the Yellowstone River along with its feeders. The severity of this magnificent boulder is measured to be 6.5 which goes till 8 depends upon the gravel deposits that are from the Pleistocene age.

* Looking for more of my treasures See Below xoxoox
https://www.etsy.com/people/z1zq8ycw?ref=hdr_user_menu
https://www.etsy.com/people/kmdrt53c?ref=hdr_user_menu
https://www.etsy.com/people/HeartbeatHandmade…
http://www.canneryrowantiquemall.com/

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  • Reviewed by shikoff
    5 out of 5 stars
    Sep 14, 2018
    I love my several of these bangles. I was lucky to purchase the last few. They are so industrial chic and forward looking compared w/vintage; ironic since they are from old metal from Africa. Going into the goth meets athletics of spring '19 these will be fabulous. Not a fashion junkie but I love when things are in harmony. These are perfectly pitched. Really great shop full of eclectic beauty.
    Bracelets ~ African Vintage Bangles from the past

  • Reviewed by shikoff
    5 out of 5 stars
    Sep 8, 2018
    Boho meets industrial design. Wonderful heavy metal in delicate strands. Beautifully entwined. Great art statement look. Fits my wrist well and love the several I bought alone or with other simple metal bracelets. #everydaywear#unique Nice seller/great shop.
    Bracelets ~ African Vintage Bangles from the past

  • Reviewed by ndrmd
    5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 22, 2018
    Just beautiful. Exactly as picture. It arrived quickly.
    Pin's & Brouch's ~ Vintage Multiple Stone, Native American, Southwest Artist: Oscar Betz

  • Reviewed by ortizvi1
    5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 22, 2018
    I have watched Teresa for years as an incomparable artist in Big Sur. She was a fixture in a magical shop there. So I was ecstatic to see her work on Easy. And when I saw her earrings I knew I had to have them. They are light and shimmery. I have worn them several times and people aways want to know about them. I will definitely be a returning customer.
    Earrings ~ Big Sur Abalone Shoulder Duster, Artist: Teresa Bradford-Cole

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