Moldavite Properties Guide

Moldavite is a beautiful transparent green stone of extraterrestrial origin, ranging from light to deep in shade.  It is an amorphous crystal of hard natural glass with a wrinkled or pitted surface, a silica based mineral with a number of metallic oxides – the iron and aluminium content giving it its green colouring.  Moldavite is a rare form of tektite, the only tektite of gem quality that is cut and faceted into gemstones.  This cosmic arrival was deposited on Earth by a meteor that crashed into the planet 14.8 million years ago, scattering its green gems over a 6,000 square kilometer strewn field near the Moldau River, in Bohemia and Western Moravia in Czechoslovakia.  Surface find is much depleted, making it one of the rarest gemstones on the planet.


Archeological discoveries show moldavite to have been used as a tool and a talisman from early Paleolithic times and in historical times as a good luck charm, to adorn sacred vessels and in precious jewellery.  Associated with many myths and legends, it has been linked with The Holy Grail, The Philosophers Stone, The Stone of Shamballa, and the green stone of the alchemists, and it appears in stories of the prophets, Jesus and Buddha.  The Czech nation has made fabulous gifts of moldavite to Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul.


Moldavite is ‘The Starborn Stone of Transformation’, said to be sent from the Universe to the inhabitants of Earth to stimulate co-operation between humanity and the cosmic forces.  This celestial ‘gem with a soul’ bridges Heaven and Earth – not everyone can handle the moldavite effect!  Your response to moldavite can be immediate and dramatic as it acts as a catalyst to awaken and accelerate your spiritual growth.  It precipitates a process of cleansing and clearing of blockages, causing discomfort as you shift towards your inherent state of perfection.  Become acquainted with moldavite slowly and gently and the rewards are great.  As you respond to moldavite’s high spiritual frequency you open to your own highest spiritual potential, then, as you acclimatize to this state, moldavite takes you even further.  Moldavite opens up your vision, you see the wider picture, a cosmic reality, a transpersonal view from a universal level.  Through this doorway to higher states moldavite draws you into a place of illumination and ascension, towards Unity and Oneness – the Source.


Moldavite opens the crown chakra, the third eye and the heart chakra.  It intensifies dreaming and is a powerful physical healing stone.  Moldavite is a key to access cosmic powers of healing and transformation, a miracle healer for when nothing else works.  Only a select group of stones are vibrationally compatible and mutually positive and beneficial when combined with moldavite.  These are diamond, Herkimer diamond, sugilite, opal, larimar and labradorite.  With these combinations a sensitive jeweller can produce fabulous pieces with remarkable powers. 


Moldavite is an amazing stone to work and meditate with.  It opens the gateway to the Cosmos and shows us there is no limit to what you can achieve.


SiO2 (79.97%), TiO2, Al2O3 (9.95%), Fe2O3, FeO, FeO calk, MnO, MgO, CaO, Na2O, K2O, K2O/Na2O (7.37%).

Moh’s hardness:  6.5 – 7.0

Density:  2.342

Class:  Tektites

Subclass:  Moldavites

Group:  Meteorites