Ad Astra ring.

Ad Astra, literally, in Latin "to the stars". Written by Virgil in the Aenid, book IX, line 641, as spoken by Apollo, sic itur ad astra ("thus you shall go to the stars").

Most meteorites derive from small astronomical objects called meteoroids, but they are also sometimes produced by impacts of asteroids. When it enters the atmosphere, impact pressure causes the body to heat up and emit light, thus forming a fireball, also known as a meteor or shooting/falling star.

Scientists believe the building blocks of life arrived on Earth with meteors, asteroids and comets.

Meteorites have been dated to be 4.5+ billion years old.

For an example of the Ad Astra theme in art history, see Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela's
Ad Astra, 1894.

Self standing.

Sterling silver, iron-nickel meteorite fragment (from the Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral, Florida).

In men's and women's sizes


  • Secrets of Gems with Jewelry Maker Niki Kavakonis, Kris Abel Interview ebook cafe, discussed at 8:27 minutes, December 2016.

  • Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age, June 26 2015 to January 7 2016, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

  • ‘NYC gallery showcases Canadian-designed meteorite ring’, Jewellery Business magazine, February 2013.

  • Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age, March 16 to September 17 2013, The Forbes Galleries, New York City, USA.


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