This Guy Has Us All Beat: He Turned a Meteorite Into an Engagement Ring
Diamond engagement rings are so 2015. And that’s the case for one guy who just beat the heck out of every other guy’s wedding proposal. That’s because he took a meteorite, an actual freaking space rock, and turned it into a showing of his love for his fiancee.
Not only did this brave soul propose to the love of his life, he also created a DIY guide for the creation of the ring and posted it online.
This was by no means a small task, but what he created still managed to glisten while also reserving a little piece of the rock’s true form as a reminder of where it came from.
It all started with a piece of space rock which was purchased online for a mere $140.
He then started the painstaking creation of the ring by whittling it down in size.
You can see that he started with the inner ring and then worked his way out.
Meteorites are not the easiest material to work with since they often include various precious metals, such as gold and iridium.
Because of the toughness of the material, he was forced to use a drill to bore through the middle of the ring.
He did admittedly come a little close to the edge in the process.
“I wasn’t paying close enough attention and forgot that the bottom most outer edge of the rock slanted inward,” he said in his post. “The wall of the ring became too thin and the wall flapped.”
That mistake ended up adding a bunch of character to the ring.
He realized it could create a very cool live-edge feature that couldn’t be easily replicated by any other ring.
As you can see in the picture above, his work eventually allowed him to reach the point where the ring was raw metal. It looked almost like a platinum engagement ring.
To make sure the ring would be comfortable, he spent hours sanding down any rough edges found on the inside of the ring.
It took two months to finish the ring. That’s a lot of love and devotion put into something that his soon-to-be-wife would hopefully wear for the rest of her life.
There were a few little imperfections when the process was done, but he explained that those imperfections were some of his favorite parts of the finished gift.
“I wasn’t sure what to do about it and decided to leave it and see what happens,” he wrote. “This would actually turn into my favorite part of the ring pattern.”
He etched the ring using acid to show its natural texture.
So what was the final result of his hard work? Here is the ring on his fiancee’s hand!
It turns out that she loved the ring.
On a separate note, his fiancee hates diamonds, so he decided against attaching a gem to the finished product.