Item Code: MF034
Metric Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 5 mm
Imperial Dimensions: ⅜” x ⅓” x ¼”
Weight: 2.6 Carats
This bright emerald-green Moldavite facet displays the prized ‘poison green’ color, so called for its similarity to the mythical Cryptonite. This a rare green color exhibited in only 1-2% of Moldavites, caused by a lower level of iron content and increased content of other trace minerals. The gem has an incredible inner world of suspended gas bubbles and natural inclusions of lechatelierite, an amorphous pure form of SiO2 , easily identifying it as an authentic Moldavite. Lechatelierite is the telltale sign of authentic Moldavites and impossible to fake. These inclusions appear as distinctive elongated transparent fluvial spirals and wormlike fibers. Lechatelierite was formed during the intense heating of the host rock after impact millions of years ago when Moldavite was first formed. All of our Moldavite gems are cut in house by our lapidary expert and are sourced directly from the Czech Republic from an exclusive locality.