Moldavite is a very rare and unique green tektite (impact glass) that was created as a result of a meteor that came to earth about 15 million years ago. Its beautiful green color, extra terrestrial origins, and thousands of people's extraordinary experiences with it have earned this stone quite a reputation. It is known as the "stone of transformation". It is highly regarded for its energetic metaphysical healing properties. It has been referred to as the gemstone that fell from heaven. Unlike quartz crystal or precious metals, there will never be another vein of Moldavite anywhere in the world.
Is Moldavite a crystal, stone, or meteorite?
Moldavite is often referred to as a crystal, stone, and even a meteorite. Actually it is neither one of these. It is not a meteorite, crystal, or a stone. Scientifically it is classified as a Tektite which is an impact glass resulting from a meteorite impact. A tektites has no crystalline structure, and its molecules are lined up in all directions (amorphous structure). Almost all tektites are very dark brown or black in color. Moldavite Tektites are unique in that they are usually a brilliant forest green. Libyan Desert Glass (also known as LDG) is another tektite that is unique in color. LDG reflects its celestial origins in its beautiful lemon yellow moon color. LDG has been referred to as Moldavite's twin because like this tektite, it has highly regarded metaphysical properties for a tektite. To see some of our Moldavite Tektite and Meteorite Jewelry for sale check out the shop.
Where is Moldavite found?
This rare green tektite is found in the Czech Republic. Moldavite Tektites are found within about a 37 mile (60 kilometer) strewn field spread across six regions in an area called the Bohemian Plateau in the Czech Republic. Many pieces have been discovered by farmers plowing their fields. People dig underground and mine for Moldavite as much as 30 feet below the earth's surface in search of these rare tektites. Why are they found so far underground? Scientists believe Moldavite Tektites were created as a result of a meteorite that impacted the earth approximately about 280 miles away in Germany! Molten drops of hot material were ejected into the air and literally rained back down because of the massive meteorite event. Their final destination in the Czech Republic is where they are found today. The below image is of the Ries Impact Crater in Germany where moldavite tektites were believed to have been created. Are you now wondering more how are tektites created?
How was Moldavite created?
Moldavite Tektites formed from heat that was so extreme at the point of a meteorite impact that the meteorite itself literally vaporized and turned into a incredibly super hot gas. Think of heating an ice cube so fast that it does not have time to turn into a liquid, but instead turns straight to vapor. Tektites are a combination of super heated earthly and extra terrestrial (meteorite material) vaporized gases. These gases mixed and solidified into a form of impact glass (also known as a tektite). This gives you a good clue as to how these Tektites came into being. Can you imagine what it must have been like to see a firestorm of these glowing red hot drops of new green Moldavite tektites raining down from the heavens above? Fun fact: As a consequence of the extreme circumstances when tektites formed Lechatelierites (worm-like inclusions) were created inside.
Lechatelierite inclusions in Genuine Moldavite
How to tell real from fake Moldavite?
Unless you know what to look for it can be difficult to tell the difference from real vs the fakes. There are three things you want to look for when distinguishing real genuine from fake Moldavite. 1. Under very high magnification you will notice that cut and polished pieces have small bubbles. Sometimes the bubbles are round and others are very elongated. It is a myth that ALL bubbles must be elongated. 2. You also want to look for Schlierens (Rays) or flow lines. The image above highlights something that is not found in man made green glass or fake Moldavite. This leads us to the third thing to look for. 3. The one key sign to to look for in genuine Moldavite are these tiny worm-like lechatelierites inclusions. The Lechatelierite inclusion can be seen in the image above as indicated within the red circle area. They are not always as twisted but this often makes them much easier to identify. This is a good example of these worm-like inclusions as seen in one of the gems we inspect before setting into one of our Moldavite Pendants. There are other ways to tell if you have a real Moldavite but this should get you started.
Scientific Properties of Moldavite
- Classification: Tektite group
- Chemical Classification: A silica-rich glass
- Color: Forest green to olive greenish brown
- Diaphaneity: Opaque, translucent, transparent
- Streak: White
- Luster: Vitreous (has the luster of glass)
- Cleavage: None
- Hardness: 5.5 - 6 on the Mohs Hardness Scale
- Specific Gravity: 2.32 to 2.40
- Refractive Index: 1.48 to 1.54
- Diagnostic Properties: Green to brownish olive green. Under magnification: lechatelierite inclusions, abundant gas inclusions, and flow lines.
- Chemical Composition: SiO2(+Al2O3)
- Crystal System: Amorphous
Moldavite's Metaphysical Properties
Moldavite is one of the most powerful metaphysical stones with which a person can work. "The stone of transformation" has been found in caves, used as talismans and amulets, adorned statues, and been worn by ancient Neolithic people over 25,000 years ago. Thousands of people have experienced accelerated change in their life when working with it. A common theme seems to be that of both an acceleration on one's spiritual path and in one's outer world. It works exceptionally well with the heart chakra as well as the upper chakras. This green tektite has been known to instantaneously open up and activate the heart chakra of a person when they are simply holding a piece in their hand for the first time. The tektite has also been used in the activation of all chakras too. The unimaginable energy generated during the creation of these tektites might be the reason why Moldavite's energy can be so intense for some sensitive individuals. This stone has been treasured by everyday people, celebrities, and prominent figures throughout history. This is a crystal that does not discriminate. Its message to humanity and energetic action is all about change! Want to learn more? Check out our Metaphysical page.
How to use Moldavite
Many people new to this crystal wonder about how to use Moldavite. One of the easiest ways to use it is by simply carrying a piece in your pocket. Wearing Moldavite Jewelry is another great way to work with Moldavite and introduce it to your daily life. Wearing a silver Moldavite pendant is ideal for placement of this stone closest to the heart chakra. Wearing a new gold or silver Moldavite ring on any finger of your hand is another excellent way to introduce this crystal into your aura. Placing a piece under the pillow at night will often give a person very vivid dreams! If this is your first piece one of the best ways to use your Moldavite is to meditate with it. Yes you can meditate with a Moldavite necklace or bracelet too. It is advised that those new to this stone should only meditate with it for about 5 minutes until they know how it will affect them. If a piece is in your aura or environment it is working.
Crystals that work best with Moldavite
One of the best combinations is to pair Moldavite with is Herkimer Diamond quartz. Carrying a smoky quartz crystal in your pocket or wearing a smoky quartz pendant, may help you feel more grounded when you are wearing or carrying this energetic green tektite. Unlike smoky quartz, Moldavite can make some people feel spacey and ungrounded. This is why it is advisable to pair this crystal with a grounding stone. Grounding stones would be Hematite, Smoky quartz, and Black Tourmaline to name a few. This high vibration tektite is also said to energize the effects of many other stones. Moldavite, Brookite, Danburite, Herderite, Natrolite, Petalite, Phenacite, Satyaloka Azeztulite™, Scolecite, Tanzanite, Tibetan Tektite, and White Azeztulite™ are collectively known as the Synergy 12 Stones. This specific combination of 12 stones has been used to activate the light body. Learn more about how we utilize the healing power of stones on our Metaphysical page.
What is The Moldavite Flush?
Many people experience a sense of heat and literally feel flushed when they are holding a piece of Moldavite for the first time. This is called the Moldavite Flush. The Moldavite Flush is such a common experience it is another well-earned trait of this energetic green tektite. This sensation is often a strong indicator that this would be a good stone to work with. Are you ready for change? Many people have had Moldavite experiences of all kinds. Moldavite's fast acting energy can be overwhelming to some people. On one hand, some people will simply pick a piece up and set it back down feeling nothing at all. Others will experience the Moldavite Flush or other sensations. It does not matter whether a person feels the energy or not. It is similar to the invisible UV rays of the sun. A person may not see or feel them, but they most certainly will after a few hours! If a person is ready to embrace change in their life and to address their own "stuff" this is probably the best stone with which to work. This stone is also spiritually very protective. It is thought that "earthly entities" have trouble getting past the extraterrestrial energy of this tektite. This crystal is known to facilitate contact with one's guides especially ET guides.
- Astrological Sign: All, Especially attuned with Scorpio
- Numerology: Moldavite Tektite (English) is a master number (11) that further combines down to the Vibration Number (2).
- Numerology: Moldavite is also known by the name Vltava. Vibration Number (6).
- Elements: Storm and Fire
- Chakras: Heart (4th) & Third Eye (6th)
- Reputation: Known for Rapid Transformation, Spiritual Evolution, Chakra Activation, Cleansing, and Protection from "earthly" entities. Aligns one to their path in life or life's purpose. It also has a reputation for helping to facilitate contact with guides, extraterrestrials, and ET guides.
Additional Information and References
- Love is in the Earth The Crystal and Mineral Encyclopedia book by: Melody
- The Book of Stones Who They Are & What They Teach by: Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian
- Stone Medicine A Chinese Medical Guide to Healing With Gems and Minerals by: Leslie J. Franks
- Bulletin of the Czech Geological Survey 2002 issue PDF Moldavites: a review by: Trnka, M.& Houzar, S.
- Pythagoras Numerology (known as the father of Numerology) was used to calculate the numerical vibration of Moldavite.
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