Oregon Sunstone Galaxy Ring
Now and then we like to offer you a One of a Kind design from our studio. If you are one of those people that prefer all things “unique”, then this ring is for you.
This celestial inspired ring design is entirely hand made. The ring combines metals of solid sterling silver and copper. Surfaces are deeply oxidized, forged and textured to create rich visual interest.
The Oregon Sunstone is a rich Reddish/Orange that we call “Sunset”. The gem measures 5.0mm round, weighing approximately .50 carats.
Ring Dimensions are:
- Shank width is 3.0mm
- Height is 3.0mm
- Diameter is approximately .75 inches
- Easy to size (currently a finger size 7)
To an most astronomers, the existence of intelligent life in the universe is a compelling idea by itself, in which extra-terrestrial beings may exist on other stars who are centuries to millennia more advanced than ours. Within the Milky Way galaxy alone, there are over 100 billion stars, and there are an uncountable number of galaxies in the universe. About half of the stars we see in the heavens are double stars, probably making them unsuitable for intelligent life, but the remaining half probably have solar systems somewhat similar to ours. Although none of the over 100 extra-solar planets so far discovered in deep space resemble ours, it is inevitable, many scientists believe, that one day we will discover small, earth-like planets which have liquid water (the “universal solvent” which made possible the first DNA perhaps 3.5 billion years ago in the oceans). The discovery of earth-like planets may take place within 20 years, when NASA intends to launch the space interferometry satellite into orbit which may be sensitive enough to detect small planets orbiting other stars.