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Moldavite

Tektite Produced By A Meteor Impact


Moldavite is an olive green gemstone, it is a form of natural glass and we will discuss what is so special about moldavite. Gems like rubies, sapphires, citrine, amethyst and tanzanite are formed beneath the earths surface. Such gems typically take a few thousand or even a few million years to be formed. Going by historical data and scientific research it is quite clear that modavite was formed in a few seconds.

The story about moldavite being a melted portion of a meteor have more or less been proved wrong. There are some scientists who still believe this theory. According to them, a huge meteor hurled towards the earth, the speed at which it travelled created a strong friction between the atmosphere and itself. The outer layer of the meteor melted and dripped to the earth. This melted material solidified into a form of glass which is called moldavite. Analysis of various features and properties of moldavite reveal that, there is nothing in it to suggest that it is wholly or partly made up of any meteor based material.

A more widely accepted theory that explains the formation of moldavite also involves a meteor but, the process is different. Most scientists agree that a huge meteor came rapidly to the earth, it then crashed on the earth and the impact generated a terrific amount of heat and light. This caused the material near the area of impact to melt and splash up, the melted material cooled down as it fell back to the earth. The material on the earth that melted turned to glass with the heat and pressure and this is now known as moldavite. If you have a look at moldavite before it is cut and polished, it often appears in the shape of droplets.  

We mentioned above that the color of moldavite gems is green, generally a deep olive green but you could find some moldavite gemstones with a yellowish green or a brownish green color too. You might hear that moldavite that is green with no hint of yellow or brown is the best but, individual tastes differ so no standard 'best' can be set for the color property. When it comes to clarity, you can get fairly clear and transparent loose moldavite stones but expect to find some typical inclusions. Gas bubbles in natural moldavite are often visible to the naked eye, they do not detract from the beauty or value of the stone. Some moldavite gemstones could also show something like flowing marks internally. These could appear like melted glass that has solidified.

For those of you who are interested in knowing the origins of the word tektites and moldavite, here is some information. Moldavite is a variety of tektite, the Greek language uses the word 'tektos' to mean melted and that is where the name tektite was derived from. The impact, heat and pressure of the rapidly descending meteor caused the portion of the earth that was hit to melt. The molten material after it cooled down was given the name tektite. Moldavite was formed in this way and is therefore classified as a tektite. The area where moldavite was first found was near the Moldua river in Czechoslavakia, this happened in the year 1787. The occurence of the meteor fall is dated back to around 15 million years.

Gem quality moldavite has become quite popular, the interesting story explaining how moldavite was formed obviously adds to the demand. What most gem and jewelry providers forget to mention is that moldavite gems are not very hard, they measure a moderate 5 on the Mohs scale. Our recommendation would be to go for moldavite pendants or earrings rather than moldavite gemstone rings. This is because rings take much more wear and tear as compared to earrings and pendants. We do not mean to say that moldavite rings are rare or cannot be found but, if you do choose the gemstone for your ring make sure that the ring does not hit against hard objects. Moderate physical impact can also damage a moldavite gem. The design structure and craftsmanship can help to add durability and strength to a moldavite gemstone jewel but, not many jewelry manufacturers care to take that much care!

One interesting thing about many gems is the folklore and beliefs attached to them. Moldavite has it's share of special 'powers' too. This can be expected due to the extraterrestrial angle linked to it's formation. Some gem providers even claim that moldavite is a part of a meteor from outer space, believers of this story obviously yearn to own a piece of this wonder. We do not make any claims about the special powers of this gem or any other gem for that matter, this report includes the content as a piece of information.

As we conclude this interesting report on moldavite gems we have something very important to say. Reputed gem laboratories across the world have reported some occurence of fake moldavite stones. These are basically factory made glass pieces but are sometimes hard to identify. Some of these fakes mimick the internal gas bubbles that are typically present in natural moldavite. Another source reported isolated cases where even rough moldavite was being artifically produced. Such rough looks very much like natural moldavite in it's rough form. Given these conditions, it seems wise to request for a lab certification from your gem or jewelry provider. Given the very close similarity between fake and natural moldavite gems, definite identification by simple observation might be tough even for a seasoned gem expert.

Directstones custom cuts moldavite gems in all shapes and sizes specific to your requirements. It does not matter where you buy your loose moldavite gemstones from, just make sure that you have read and understood the above content related to moldavite gems. Our support team at sales@kaisilver.com will be glad to help you with any queries or requirements that you might have related to gems and jewelry. There is no obligation to make any purchase from us so do take complete advantage of our expertise.

Who Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.

 

How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to sales@kaisilver.com provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S

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