3 Reasons to be Excited About the News of the Neutron Star Collision

Two nights ago, my husband excitedly regaled me with the tale of a recent scientific discovery (while my eyes glazed over). I know, word of a cosmic collision is big, important news—not just for the scientific community, but for everyone. And yet, I never could seem to wrap my head around anything space-, star-, or planet-related (despite the fact that I love celestial jewelry: I’m an enigma).

Until, that is, the next morning, when I learned that the collision of the neutron stars revealed the birthplace of certain heavy elements: namely, gold, silver, and platinum. Okay, now I’m interested.

So here, in celebration of my newfound desire to learn more about the cosmos (and, yes, of what is first and foremost an important scientific study), I offer you some of the most fantastic finds in gold, silver, and platinum—the three most exciting elements of this monumental revealing.

Psst: I could never delve into this topic with proper authority, so you can read all about the neutron star collision here. When it comes to the jewelry made from these elements, however, I got this.

Julie Lamb City stacking band | JCK On Your Market

City stacking band in 18k yellow gold, $1,150; Julie Lamb

 Shoreline cuff bracelet

Shoreline cuff bracelet in 18k yellow and green gold and oxidized sterling silver with 0.26 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; K. Mita Design

Baiyang Qiu platinum marquise earrings | JCK On Your Market

Marquise earrings in platinum, $2,500; Baiyang Qiu

Kit Heath Flourish necklace | JCK On Your Market

Flourish collection necklace in sterling silver, $170; Kit Heath

Jye Luxury two-tone ring | JCK On Your Market

Hammered band in 18k yellow and white gold with 0.88 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,865; Jye Luxury Collection

Kelim Jewelry Design Stepping Stone necklace | JCK On Your Market

Stepping Stone necklace in sterling silver, price on request; Kelim Jewelry Design

Lika Behar Pomegranate stacking ring | JCK On Your Market

Pomegranate stacking ring in oxidized sterling silver and 22k yellow gold with 0.14 ct. t.w. cognac diamonds, $660; Lika Behar

Zaremski cuff bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Cuff bracelet in sterling silver, price on request; Zaremski

Liven Co. pyramid eternity band | JCK On Your Market

Pyramid eternity band in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $875; Liven Co.

Martha Seely Antares cuff bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Antares cuff bracelet in yellow gold with 2 ct. rose-cut gray diamond, $2,300; Martha Seely (also at top)

Martin Flyer Boheme unisex band | JCK On Your Market

Bohème unisex commitment band in yellow gold with 0.06 ct. diamond, $2,499; Martin Flyer and Just Jules

Moratorium Cocoon black diamond earrings | JCK On Your Market

Cocoon half pavé earrings in 14k white gold with 0.83 ct. t.w. black diamonds, $10,384; Moratorium

Erika Winters Viola band | JCK On Your Market

Viola band in platinum with diamonds, $1,980; Erika Winters Fine Jewelry

Nanis Italian Jewels Trasformista bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Trasformista bracelet in 18k white gold with diamonds, $35,070; Nanis Italian Jewels

Neeta Gupta pendant | JCK On Your Market

Pendant in sterling silver and 18k white gold with diamonds, $2,250; Neeta Gupta

Dana Bronfman Coin stud earrings | JCK On Your Market

Coin stud earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.05 ct. t.w. diamonds, $725; Dana Bronfman

KR Jewelry Victorian-inspired band | JCK On Your Market

Victorian-inspired band in platinum with 1.49 cts. t.w. diamonds, $6,000; KR Jewelry


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