Learn About Crystals & Stones
By Katharina Bishop
Moldavite is in a league of its own. It is truly a gemstone like no other. Unlike all other gemstones, it was formed from the impact of an intense meteorite shower between 15 and 20 million years ago. Moldavite is the only known “gem quality" stone of extra-terrestrial origin.
The meteorite materials were fused by the tremendous heat and pressure produced by the impact and then catapulted back into the Earth’s atmosphere.
Once these meteorites began to fall back toward Earth, they began to fracture and scattered hundreds of kilometers within the Moldau River Valley, which lies north of Prague in Czechoslovakia. The friction of atmosphere against the cooling magma of the meteorites created the unique surface sculpture found on Moldavite.
Moldavite is scientifically classified as a member of the Tektite family. The term Tektite is derived from the Greek word tekto, which means “molten". It describes a type of natural glass formed by high temperatures and pressure when meteorites impact the earth. Tektites are found on earth only within a narrow belt along the equator about 80 degrees wide.
Tektites usually have a heavily pitted surface, and at first glance appear to be black in color. However, when held up against a strong light source, golden tints and translucent areas can often be made out near the edges.
Tektites have been found in Thailand, Australia, Vietnam and the Philippines. However, Moldavite has only been found in the Moldau River Valley, Czechoslovakia. Moldavite is an extremely rare gem stone. It is prized for its clarity and unique deep green color.
Moldavite’s powerful metaphysical energy has been recognized and utilized for centuries. In the Middle Ages, Moldavite jewelry was given as gifts from royalty to royalty. Today, you can experience the amazing energies of “the stone of transformation" for yourself.
Even people not normally sensitive to the qualities of stones can feel the energy of Moldavite. Typical sensations include heat which emanates from the stone, along with a sense of pulsating, tingling energy.
Moldavite’s powerful energies can assist you in breaking through limitations and past patterns.
It can also greatly accelerate the spiritual growth and psychic awakening.
Sleeping with Moldavite is said to activate the dream state.
Wearing moldavite helps manifest positive life changes.
Moldavite is known as excellent meditation stone.
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