posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 07:08 PM
reply to post by Broonie
I have quite a few nice pieces, in carat weight, of moldavite cut into gemstones suitable for jewelry.
Moldavite is believed to be material from earth that was rocketed into subspace from the impact of a meteor some 14 million or so years ago. It is a
glass, a form of tektite, and considered to be one of the rarest minerals on earth. It can only be found in and around a meteoric crater in the Czech
Republic. This area used to be open to visitors, but I heard in the past year or so has been fenced off and no one is allowed to pick up the gems
The idea is that when the material was sent into space, the heat melted it, and it plummetted back to earth, littering the ground. As this is the only
place on earth that it has been discovered, it seems a reasonable theory.
The glass, as it was was molten, then hardened so quickly, contains bubbles of gasses and minute fragments, so it is a fairly included gem.
Considering this is normal for this gem, it only adds to its value, however for being so extremely rare, it is fairly affordable. The pieces that I
obtained, if I recall correctly, are 4 to 6 carats. I intend to make jewelry from them, as being glass they are rather durable for daily wear.
[edit on 23-10-2009 by Libertygal]