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What Is Moldavite?
Occurring over the Moldau Valley of the Czech Republic approximately 20 million years ago, a powerful meteor shower caused this region to be covered in small, green, glass-like objects called tektites. The classification of tektite that is specific to this region is called moldavite. Considered the rarest mineral-like gems on Earth, moldavite is like no other specimen found on our planet. It has been prized throughout history, and today moldavite is still fashioned into jewelry. Some believe that moldavite carries special properties that can aid the wearer on their spiritual journey.
Once believed to have been caused by lightning striking quartz crystal, there is now a more pervasive theory about the formation of moldavite. Today the most favored theory suggests that when a large meteorite impacted this area, rock material from the earth was hurled up into space. As earth’s gravity pulled the rocks back into our atmosphere, they partially melted, causing the structure and composition that is particular to moldavite. Supporting this theory is the chemical similarity between some earth rocks and tektites, as well as the composition of gas bubbles in moldavite stones.
Moldavite is also known as the Grail Stone, as it is believed to have been the green stone in what is known as the Holy Grail. During the Middle Ages, only those who were considered royalty or the highest nobility, wore jewelry fashioned out of moldavite. Moldavite has historically been used in tool making, as well as being displayed in pendants and as heads of walking canes in Central Europe. Moldavite’s first formal exhibition took place in Prague in 1891.