.7" Green Moldavite Tektite Pendant (1.6 grams) - Czech Republic

This is an authentic moldavite tektite specimen that was collected in the Czech Republic. The moldavite is inlaid in a silver pendant setting that allows you to take your favorite impactite on the go. When holding a light behind the pendant, the beautiful green coloration and translucency becomes apparent.

This pendant measures .7 x .4" and weighs 1.6 grams. It comes with a 24" long, silver plated snake chain necklace.

In some of these specimens, the moldavite has been backlit to show translucency.

Moldavite is a tektite that is assumed to be around 15 million years old. This material is a projectile glass that was formed as the result of terrestrial silicates becoming super-heated after a meteorite impact. The glass will often appear as a translucent forest green, though it has been known to occur in lighter shades of olive green and, occasionally, yellow-green. True moldavite is exceptionally rare, occurring only across central Europe, primarily the Czech Republic and Germany. The Ries and Steinheim Impact Craters are thought to be the birthplace of moldavite, as location and age are consistent across the glass and craters. Because of its rarity, moldavite is often replicated, so finding real, authentic moldavite is difficult.
Moldavite (Lechatelierite)
Czech Republic
Pendant measurement including loop: .7 x .4"