This beautiful stone is rare, found only in the Southern areas of the Czech Republic. It is named after the area in which it is found, near the Moldau River (called the Vltava in Czech). While scientists differ in theories regarding Moldavite's origin, nearly all agree its formation coincides with the crash of a large meteorite approximately 14.8 million years ago in what is now the Bohemian plateau.
The rock metamorphosed by the force and flame of the impact - creating a strewn field of Moldavite in the two, mostly rural, areas of Bohemia and Moravia. Farmers often turned up the stones when plowing their fields, while other specimens worked their way to the surface after heavy rains. More recently collectors have "mined" for gem grade and museum quality specimens by sifting and digging through loose sands and gravels.
Moldavite has a very rich history, prized since the Stone Age and used not only for arrowheads and cutting tools, but as a spiritual talisman and amulet of good fortune, fertility and protection. It was found in the archeological site of the Venus of Willendorf, the oldest known, Paleolithic statue of a deity on Earth. The ‘stone of the heavens’ has also been linked to legends of the Holy Grail, the tablet of the philosophers stone, and is believed to be an emerald that fell from the sky out of Lucifer's crown before he was cast from Heaven. In Czech lore, it was given as a betrothal gift to bring harmony to marital relations, and for centuries has been used for jewelry, religious items and for spiritual transformation.
As a symbol of transformation and high vibration, Moldavite is a great stone to work with on a personal and collective level in your healing work, practices, and meditations. A powerful Chakra opener and activator - particularly resonating with the Heart, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras. Although its energy tends to first move to wherever it is most needed in the physical and etheric bodies, it will settle and center in the heart.
“An ethereal glass of amazing delicacy and grace, extracting light from the heights and descending to the earth - ready to serve humankind.”
“Through the Stars I come. I bring the chalice covered with the shield. Within it I bring a treasure, the gift of Orion.”
“Hold it to the light and darkness will flee”
**Perfect to be crafted into a beautiful pendant, and worn close to the heart