Hey guys, recently on our Instagram stories I did a poll about which stones you'd like to learn more about. I got a lot of great answers that I'm excited to dive into in the next few weeks, but one really stood out to me; Moldavite. This unique rock is something I always forget about because it was one of the first pieces to enter my collection! I was super lucky and a friend gifted me a piece years ago.
The uniqueness of Moldavite comes from its creation.This rock is a silica projectile rock formed by a meteorite impact in the Czech Republic approximately 14.8 million years ago. Moldavite gets its name from the Moldau Valley in the Czech Republic. It is a type of tektite, and it is important to remember that not all tektites are Moldavite. The first formal exhibition of Moldavite took place in Prague in 1891.
Moldavite is not as hard as it looks, it's actually only a 2.8 on the Mohs Scale. If you are wanting to carry or wear this stone, just be aware of how soft it is and that it can be easily damaged by hard surfaces. Although they no longer mine Moldavite, the demand is still high for it which is why you need to be aware of how to spot a fake piece of Moldavite. Here is an excellent article explaining the difference between real and fake Moldavite.
In Czech folklore, Moldavite was believed to bring harmony and peace to marital relationships. It has long been worn as a talismans and jewelry. Something really neat about Moldavite is that it has been linked to legends surrounding the Holy Grail. It was thought to be an emerald that fell from the sky out of Lucifer's crown before he was cast from Heaven.
Today Moldavite is used in spiritual practices for a number of reasons. It is said to be good for counteracting cynicism, getting rid of doubts and raising your vibrations. To use Moldavite without feeling ill, you really need to make sure you are grounded (try using black tourmaline to ground yourself), and ease into it instead of carrying it around all day.