The Tau Studs - Meteorite Jewelry
wear a piece of space
The perfect pair of raw meteorite stud earrings for you or the space-lover in your life! A true, one-of-a-kind piece, as no two pairs are the same. But all are billions of years old, hurtling through space until they entered Earth's atmosphere and Yugen Handmade shaped them into a delicate pair of studs. What a story to wear on your ears ☄
Every Yugen Handmade piece is - you guessed it - handmade in their small Maryland mountain studio. Each one is bent, shaped, melted and soldered by their small team of artisans.
Earring size: 0.5" (12mm)
Materials: Plated brass, raw meteorite
✴ Our products are not waterproof - please avoid getting our pieces wet. All products will come with this care information.
✴ Meteorite does contain nickel and iron, though it is not in an area that comes in contact easily with your skin. But if you have sensitivities to these metals, please be aware that the authentic meteorite does contain these elements.
✴ Please note - this is a genuine authentic meteorite. Each stone is different and will vary in shape and style.
About Yugen Handmade
Yūgen was founded by Lauren Beacham in 2007, and was a creative outlet after earning her BFA in photography to bring her Polaroids and jewelry together. After 4 years of significant growth, Lauren left her job as a gallery director to run her business full time.
What is yūgen?
The word has origins in Japanese culture and has no exact English translation. But in short, it means "our awareness of our existence in the Universe that brings on feelings so profound that we cannot express them." This encompasses our vision in so many ways. We do our work humbled by the Universe every day - the beauty and expanse, the unknown and the known, the big and the small, the abstract and the very precise, the things we cannot comprehend and the things we know and understand so intimately that it makes life worth living.
We love giving back! A portion of the proceeds from our celestial jewelry goes to the Planetary Society to help fund space exploration projects and science education initiatives.
All of our galaxy jewelry is handcrafted in our small Maryland mountain studio.