Moldavite is a tektite; it is a rare olive green substance that is glass-like in appearance. A tektite is formed when a meteorite hits the earth and large amounts of sand and debris are thrown high into orbit in the stratosphere. This material then re-enters the atmosphere and falls back to the earth. As it re-enters, it is subjected to high temperatures. A glasslike material is formed from the falling debris that is called a tektite. Moldavite is a form of tektite, it gets its name from the area in Moldavia where it is found. Scientists believe the moldavite was formed from a meteorite impact 14.8 million years ago. It was a very large meteorite as moldavite debris is spread out over hundreds of miles. Although the area to find moldavite is large, it is becoming more difficult to find every year. Pieces are sought after by collectors and others drawn to the mysterious stone.
Moldavite is said to be a stone of spiritual and personal positive transformation. Moldavite’s energy is said to activate all the Chakras; it can help one with meditation, and help one with vices. It is thought to open up the heart and help one with spiritual pursuits, as well as help with flu and other ailments.
Green amethyst is amethyst where the amethyst mineral has a higher than normal iron content within the stone. This iron content causes some of the stones to be green when found, although this is rare. More often, the natural amethyst is heat treated to produce the green color. Only certain amethyst stones from mines with a higher iron mineral content in the amethyst will produce the green color change.
A favorite material of ancient cultures, amethyst has endured the ages as one of man's most prized possessions. Amethyst is found worldwide and has the distinction of being the birthstone for February and the official gemstone of the province of Ontario. Most green amethyst comes from Brazil.
In the Middle Ages it was believed that amethyst would protect one from drunkenness and protect crops from evil spirits, blight and locusts. Some believe that amethyst has calming and protective qualities and that wearing amethyst will increase inspiration and intuition. It is a good stone for meditation.
Tourmaline is a truly unique and fascinating gemstone. Tourmaline is a fairly hard stone; it measures 7 to 7.5 hardness on the Moh’s scale. It can come in almost all of the different colours of the rainbow, including green, blue, pink, red, black, orange, and brown, plus many shades and combinations of the various colours. Green tourmaline with pink inside is called watermelon tourmaline. Paraiba tourmaline comes in awesome colour shades of blue and green, almost like the colours of a lime or blue Popsicle. Pink or red tourmaline may be called rubellite, and blue may be called indicolite. Tourmaline may have one colour on side of the mineral and another colour on the other side. Gemstones cut with two or three colours of tourmaline are more rare and are called bicolour or tricolour stones.
Tourmaline is believed by some to make one openhearted and giving, some believe it can make one calm, centered, and able to communicate more effectively.
- Set in sterling silver
- All stones and tektite in setting: 46 mm x 20 mm x 8 mm
- Bail length: 9 mm
- Features a genuine tektite, green amethyst and tourmaline
- This item includes information cards about each piece.
- Certificates of authenticity are included with this item.
- This pendant requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as lotions or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the tektite and gemstones. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.