About Moldavite

About Moldavite

I now have a dedicated website to my Moldavite Obsession – www.moldavite.me

I seem to have developed an addiction for Moldavite!  In fact I’ve done so much research I’ll be an expert before much longer!  I have been fortunate to find a couple of beautiful pieces and I’m determined to find more.   BesedniceMB1112_1

Here are a few interesting points:

  • Scientists still can’t agree if Moldavite is the product of the fall out from the meteorite which exploded in the Ries Crater in Germany 14.5 million years ago or if it is the earthly matter that melted in the crater prior to impact and was thrown up into space to subsequently fall in the Czech Republic about 280 km to the east.  The earthly material being blasted into space is currently winning the debate.
  • During their 14.5 million years, Moldavites have been covered sometimes to a depth of 20 metres or more. As there has been movement in the earth the moldavites move along with it, this is one of the reason that intact large moldavites are hard to find.
  • The Czech Republic is the ONLY place Moldavite is found in quantity. The government runs the moldavite mines – there were 4 government mines but 3 have now closed.
  • It is estimated that all of the Moldavite will be mined within 10 years, probably sooner.  When this happens the value will increase making it very collectable and a great investment.
  • Moldavite is rarer than diamonds.
  • Moldavite is the only tektite (meteorite material) than is gem grade and can be made into faceted gem stones.
  • The town and country folk still go into the freshly ploughed fields to look for Moldavite – this may be the only future source – they have been doing this for centuries.
  • Moldavites are generally small, over 20 grams is a very good size, over 30 grams is hard to find over 40 grams they become museum pieces.  Occasionally a moldavite over 50 grams will become available – 60 grams or bigger are considered to be huge and almost unattainable – not to mention unaffordable.  My source has been searching for moldavite for 15 years and has never found one over 30 grams which shows how hard the big ones are to find.
  • Bigger is better, but clarity, colour and shape are important too.  Dark green is more desirable and perfect transparency rates highly.
  • The best Moldavites are from Besednice (pronounced bes ed neet sa) and are known as ‘hedgehogs’ – extremely fragile and very beautiful – also very expensive – they are usually under 10 grams.  Hedgehogs of a reasonable size usually never make it to the market – they are sold direct to collectors.
  • Some things come down to personal preference or use – some moldavites are quite spiky and the points are easily broken, obviously not suitable as pocket pieces or holding.
  • The name comes from the German name for the river which flows from the Sumava mountains which border Austria and flow through Prague called the Moldau, people say the river helped the creation of the glass formation hence the name Moldavite. The Czech name for this river is the Vltava (pronounced vull ta va) and in Czech the moldavites are called “vltaviny” the y at the end means s in English so vltavines in Czech /English
  • An old Czech custom was that before a suitor proposed to his intended bride he had to go out and find a Moldavite to give to her.

Although as Reconnective Healers we don’t tend to use crystals – Moldavite may still have it’s uses.  Almost anybody can feel the energy of moldavite – it is best to use it in small doses until you are used to it.  For our purposes it is an aid to opening the crown, heart and brow (third eye) chakras for ourselves and our clients.  I often ask my clents to hold a piece for a few minutes prior to a session while chat – it seems to open something because more often than not the healing happens at lightening speed!

I now have a dedicated website to my Moldavite Obsession – www.moldavite.me