Making a Meteorite Ring

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This meteorite wedding band I made for my own wedding.
It's made from high grade pieces of Gibeon Meteorite. The Gibeon is a fine octahedrite iron meteorite which flamed into our atmosphere as a visible star-like streak an estimated 30,000 years ago, landing in what is present day Namibia. Prior to this, the Gibeon meteorite traveled through space for over four billion years before it was finally trapped by the Earth's gravitational field and pulled to earth as a fire ball. It is composed primarily of various alloys of iron and nickel, as well as a number of extremely rare trace elements. It was derived from the core of an extinct planet that was blown apart billions of years ago during the formation of our solar system by a catastrophic impact event. The beautiful crystalline patterns within Gibeon meteorites are known as "Widmanstatten patterns", and are unique to meteorites.
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List of tools:
Slab of a real meteorite
Jewelry metal cutting saw (you can use a hacksaw of an angle grinder)
Spring Clamp - amzn.to/2dQQOMJ
Center punch - amzn.to/2dEaBjX
Drill - amzn.to/2eFDgTx
Drill bits - amzn.to/2eFE1Mf
Cutting oil (you can use WD40) - amzn.to/2eFA8H1
Mini Metal Lathe - amzn.to/2oNIkt5
Expanding Ring Mandrel
Sand paper (400, 800, 1000, 4000grit)
Polishing compound - amzn.to/2dEshqU
Ferric chloride (etching solution) - amzn.to/2fapOcE
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Music: Ella Vos - White Noise
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  • How do you know this meteorite is four billion years old?

    AJ MorinAJ MorinVor 4 Tage
  • Does it turn your finger green?

    Brad GiezBrad GiezVor 26 Tage
    • @Inspire To Make really!!, do you know what meteorite this was from or source? My brother is big into all things space. I'd like to make a pendent for him for his 50th B-day

      Brad GiezBrad GiezVor 25 Tage
    • No

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor 25 Tage
  • This is a bad choice for a ring. ""Inspire To Make" has his heart in the right place and does a great machining job, but putting an iron meteorite containing about 90% iron, 9% nickel, and 1% heavy metals many of which are rare and toxic over continued exposure (and many not normally encountered on Earth's surface). Collecting meteorites and making jewelry is a great passion, but the handling is restricted to brief moments, not living with it in constant contact with frequently sweaty, corrosive hands. Maybe a pendant, but not this sandwiched on a finger not giving the finger a chance to breathe chronically. A professional ring would add a layer of inert jewelry-friendly metal and use the meteorite as inlay or mounted.

    D RowerD RowerVor 2 Monate
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    Cameron DierkingCameron DierkingVor 2 Monate
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    club doreclub doreVor 3 Monate
  • Make me to please

    derek Dela Rosaderek Dela RosaVor 4 Monate
  • 2:28 what is that

    SweydeSweydeVor 5 Monate
    • ferric chloride

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor 5 Monate
  • Clicked this to see the meteorite. Stayed for the music.

    lol Hazimlol HazimVor 5 Monate
  • Gracias por el canal un poco de todo

    Constancia PérezConstancia PérezVor 6 Monate
  • I came from The backyard scientist

    Elimar ZordanElimar ZordanVor 7 Monate
  • Does anyone know what chemical it was dipped in at the end?

    eric rooseric roosVor 8 Monate
    • Ferric chloride

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor 8 Monate
  • I want one of these with a Libyan glass stone.

    Ryan DavisRyan DavisVor 8 Monate
  • I'm not exactly sure how easy it is to obtain meteorite, but what would you recommend to be used as a substitute?

    SkullbladeSkullbladeVor 8 Monate
  • How can you make sure it's from meteorite?

    Simon LoboSimon LoboVor 9 Monate
    • Something anyone would easily be able to notice?

      Simon LoboSimon LoboVor 9 Monate
    • Meteorite metal has a specific crystal grain pattern.

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor 9 Monate
  • So were these rings ever actually for sale? The link in the description just goes to an Amazon search listing page

    Nate FordNate FordVor 9 Monate
    • No, I was not selling those rings. The amazon link is there for people to find similar rings. You can also check eBay and Etsy

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor 9 Monate
  • Soooo cool!!!!! One question, how did you get such a large sample of meteorite, and one with such a pure iron/nickel content?

    Max KopsteinMax KopsteinVor 9 Monate
    • I got it on eBay

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor 9 Monate
  • Wow that's so beautiful Ring nice job. Congratulation ...

    Francisco AlfonsinFrancisco AlfonsinVor 9 Monate
  • Hi there! I'm a noob. Can you list down all the tools and steps you did to make this. Like the hacksaw and etc?

    ArataArataVor 10 Monate
  • such an awesome channel. why such low views.

    sayeed hossainsayeed hossainVor 10 Monate
  • wow

    Niels RytterNiels RytterVor 10 Monate
  • GDSwords YTGDSwords YTVor 11 Monate
  • Cool

    Vincent RosaVincent RosaVor 11 Monate
  • Good job man.....what kind of liquid do you use in the final part of movie?

    Gennaro SebastianelliGennaro SebastianelliVor 11 Monate
    • It’s a ferric chloride

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor 11 Monate
  • Can you make me a ring made of that Also a knife

    Sutterside 9909Sutterside 9909Vor year
  • Anyone here from the backyard scientist

    nish.pillaynish.pillayVor year
  • Hi guys. If someone needs a meteorite, write+380951299472 Viber

    Lozovavoly LozLozovavoly LozVor year
  • nice music choice

    AlimunatiAlimunatiVor year
  • would be beautiful to see a ring be made of pyrite.

    Genuine EntertainmentGenuine EntertainmentVor year
    • Great idea

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor year
  • Where did you get your lathe from

    Ghosty IVGhosty IVVor year
    • Inspire To Make just bought it

      Ghosty IVGhosty IVVor year
    • Inspire To Make thanks a lot

      Ghosty IVGhosty IVVor year
    • I got it from Atlas Tools in Toronto. It's a Sherline brand lathe. good for small stuff. a little bit too small for working with ferric metals. Perfect for small brass parts.

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor year
  • 😯 Edit thanks for the heart

    Ghosty IVGhosty IVVor year
  • Patrick Adair > This

    Arnav GairolaArnav GairolaVor year
  • Hey buddy can you tell me what you used to darken your meteorite and how long did you leave it in the solution? Please let me know bud.

    Rurik BestRurik BestVor year
    • Hey. I’ve used ferric chloride to reveal the the metal grain. 5-10 min in the solution is enough.

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor year
  • Now that's cool!

    aquaphoenix iSmartsaquaphoenix iSmartsVor year
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    ATUL RATHOREATUL RATHOREVor year
  • Where can i get expanding ring?

    Jorge GarciaJorge GarciaVor year
  • This is perfect

    Hamza KARCIHamza KARCIVor year
  • Have a great marriage!!

    AerioC13AerioC13Vor year
  • How well does it stand against corrosion? Is this something you just need to clean up periodically or is there a method to help mitigate corrosion? Thinking of doing something similar. Great video, btw! Awesome stuff!

    CeraX Advanced CeramicsCeraX Advanced CeramicsVor year
  • can i get a small of meteor from the remaining slab please please

    cosmoscosmosVor year
    • For free? Yeah, sure, lol. I'll package it up for you, drive to the post office, wait in line, pay the shipping while you just sit on your ass and DO NOTHING. lol

      TaylorTaylorVor year
  • Where were you able to get a piece of meteor that thick?

    Connor PollockConnor PollockVor year
  • that is sooooo nice where’d you find that meteorite?

    Phoenix Plays GamesPhoenix Plays GamesVor year
  • Very nice! Have you used jewellers saw to cut it? Was it hard to cut that way? Regards

    vmkvmkVor year
    • Yes, jewelry saw cuts brass very well

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor year
  • It's SOOOO awesome *.* Quite particular toole needed but still, great to watch :) thank you!

    Stardust Mine JewelleryStardust Mine JewelleryVor year
  • Do you want to own this de-visions.com/detail/video-Xqq9wytTnB0.html

    احجار كريمة خام gemstonseاحجار كريمة خام gemstonseVor year
  • #InspireToMake You still making this I would really like one but can find it anywhere?

    eric kenningeric kenningVor year
    • I’m out of material

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor year
  • This i s amazing great work and great creativity its sad to see how people could have the brain to dislike this video

    Matt SnyMatt SnyVor year
    • right? Like, why even bother to push that dislike button... it always gets me how thoughtless some people are. This channel is amazing

      Stardust Mine JewelleryStardust Mine JewelleryVor year
  • Where did you get the meteorite slab? And how much was it?

    Sean de JongSean de JongVor year
    • We bought it at wal-mart for two dollars. It was in the go fuck yourself section.

      TaylorTaylorVor year
  • Nice ! I didnt know that you can actual buy material like that. Your production quality is awesome ! Keep the good work going

    w.werftw.werftVor year
  • +5 to Blacksmith skill!!

    darthporkiusdarthporkiusVor year
  • First and best video ive watched

    BiowottBiowottVor year
    • go check his tiny sword video! It's great :)

      Stardust Mine JewelleryStardust Mine JewelleryVor year
  • I am a retired jeweler and also enamored with meteorites and this video is terrific.

    JaxonRitaJaxonRitaVor year
  • Did the music make this video get unmonitized? Or is it still monitized. Good video.

    PracticalBuildsPracticalBuildsVor year
  • Make me one and i will send u the money for one 214 10th ave atco nj 08004

    Corey JamesCorey JamesVor year
    • Ok thanks bro

      Corey JamesCorey JamesVor year
    • Hey Corey, I'm out of material now. But you can get a similar ring on amazon here - amzn.to/2F7MR11

      Inspire To MakeInspire To MakeVor year
  • and how did he get a piece of meteorite

    wotever99ninynine Hamiltonwotever99ninynine HamiltonVor year
  • why did he bother getting it all shiny only to ruin it at the end?

    wotever99ninynine Hamiltonwotever99ninynine HamiltonVor year
  • Where do you get the stuff to make these?

    Edgar RoJazzEdgar RoJazzVor year
  • Whoever disliked this vid. You suck

    CAM _6401CAM _6401Vor year
  • You should do steampunk rings and stuff love your channel BEST

    Luk_Farlz 2005Luk_Farlz 2005Vor year
  • the meteorite where can you buy?

    niko 51niko 51Vor year
  • Jaho babaaa

    Mustafa KARANMustafa KARANVor 2 years
  • i put thison my playlist becausei couldnt find the song

    JahTavien WilliamsJahTavien WilliamsVor 2 years
  • Absolutely beautiful!

    boneyfireems1446boneyfireems1446Vor 2 years
  • You should not wear the rings you don't know what it is!

    andrew talbotandrew talbotVor 2 years
  • Keep moving

    barlas aydınbarlas aydınVor 2 years
  • Good job man

    barlas aydınbarlas aydınVor 2 years
  • Where did you buy the meteorite and how thick is it???

    Mike GenzaleMike GenzaleVor 2 years
  • OMG soo cool!l need this!!!!

    DaipeterDaipeterVor 2 years
  • Hey, I am trying to make my own as an engineer's ring. What is the mandrel that you used to clamp the raw cut stock in the lathe?

    Adam BrooksAdam BrooksVor 2 years
  • Nice

    Mike CrabtreeMike CrabtreeVor 2 years
Making a Meteorite Ring