Item Code: MF024
Metric Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 7 mm
Imperial Dimensions: ½” x ⅜” x ¼”
Weight: 3.5 Carats
This bright, 'poison green’ Moldavite gem has a checker-faceted surface and raw texture left on the backside of the stone which is magnified through the face of the gem. ‘Poison green’, so called for its similarity to the mythical Cryptonite, is 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. Perfectly suspended gas bubbles and natural inclusions of lechatelierite, an amorphous pure form of SiO2 can be seen within the gem, 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 our own exclusive locality.