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The 4-Billion-Year-Old Ring

David Yurman’s new space-inspired Meteorite collection fuses science and style

For David Yurman’s new fall men’s collection, design director Evan Yurman found his inspiration in a unique stone that is truly out of this world—the Gibeon Meteorite. Coming in at four billion years old and found only in parts of Africa, the dark angular stones are one of the oldest and most rare raw materials in the world. Apropos, Yurman’s sculptural 25-piece collection of men’s bracelets, rings, tags and cuff links are also meant to stand the test of time, crafted with sterling silver and faceted meteorite. His simplistic metal design fused with the natural beauty of the stone is both celestial and stunning, a rarely-seen blend of science and style.

The “Behind the Design” video released with the collection focuses on Yurman’s fascination with space and the unusual stone, specifically how the “extraterrestrial, crystal structure of the metal” influenced the simple, timeless design of the jewelry. And, by bringing one of the most rare and interesting stones in the world to the forefront, it’s almost as if he timed the Meteorite Collection with this week’s Nobel Prize announcements on purpose.

Take a look at the video below for a glimpse into Evan Yurman’s creative process, and scroll down to see pieces from the collection.



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