mardi 6 juin 2017

What Makes Moldavite So Special And Sought After?

By Christine Bailey

Meteors crashing to earth are not just the subject of today's science fiction movies. They are all too real occurrences. Most are not significant enough to cause any particular damage. Others have altered the course of history, and one caused the eventual extinction of dinosaurs. Today they can be predicted with some accuracy. This was not true millions of years ago of course, when major meteors made direct contact with the earth. Moldavite is the result of one such event.

What people collect and wear today are not exactly meteor particles. They are the result of fragments embedded in the earth's soil and sand for millions of years. This is natural glass that began as a liquid splash from the meteor impact. As the liquid cooled, it solidified. Over the years its surroundings have etched unique textures in the glass, which is also known as tektite. The glass will have the deepest etchings where the sand and soil contains a lot of moisture.

Many believe the Holy Grail is a cup. Still others think that it was a cup made from emerald that fell from the sky. Tektite aficionados argue that the Holy Grail was an emerald colored object that fell from the sky. Since this tektite originated from a meteor that fell from the sky and is green, it follows that the Grail is this glass. Stories about falling stones that vanish and must be found to transform the earth are common throughout the world.

Some who hold the substance believe it has special powers. They really believe the tingling sensations and warmth they feel are a direct result of contact with the glass. Facial redness and chest sensations are reported from others who hold these objects. The flushing is so common it has its own name among believers. Feeling lightheaded and dizzy is something a few people experience.

Many who wear the gem swear that it has spiritual, physical, and emotional healing properties. People interested in chakras know that the glass is an opening to all of them. It is most powerful when it comes to the heart. Just holding it gives some individuals a sense of well being and peace.

Investing in the gemstone can be a good idea if you have been able to obtain a piece of considerable size. Anything over twenty grams is considered desirable. Large pieces are housed in museums and private collections throughout the world. Such rare items will only increase in value.

The rarest and most prized glass comes from Besednice in the Czech Republic. Some of the pieces are so thin and delicate, it is hard to believe someone could actually pull them out of clay pits without destroying them. Their intricate etchings are the result of centuries living at the water table. Besednice is no longer mined.

If you want a genuine piece of this extraterrestrial glass, you will have to know what you are looking at. Most of the pieces offered online and in specialty stores are fake. It doesn't really matter to some however. They just like the idea that an ancient meteor fragment may be around their necks or on their fingers.

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