Moldavite is the only tektite of gemstone quality. This means that moldavite is unique among the gems. Read more.
Where does moldavite come from?
The largest deposits of Moldavite were found in the upper basin of the Moldau between Prachatice and Trhovými Sviny and south and west of České Budějovice in the Czech Republic.
Origin of Moldavite
About 14 million years ago the Earth was struck by an asteroid. The impact of this enormous meteorite created the Nördlinger Ries crater. In this collision, the meteorite was beaten to pieces and fragmented. Parts of the meteorite and earth rock were hurled into the atmosphere and then landed hundreds of miles away in the Czech Republic.
Authenticity of Moldavite
With the increasing popularity and price comes another problem around the corner, namely the falsification of moldavite. Read in our travel report where our moldavite comes from and learn in our blog how you can distinguish real moldavite from fake: