Moldavite Tektite Impact Space Glass & Herkimer Diamond Quartz DT in Wire Sterling Silver Pendant

Regular price $150.00

This is a unique raw Moldavite impact glass and double-terminated Herkimer Diamond Quartz pendant, wrapped with sterling silver wire! The pendant is sold alone, and any chain you would like to pair it with can be purchased separately in the Sterling Silver Chain section. Also, we have an extensive collection of Moldavite earrings, bracelets, rings, and beaded strands, many that are not listed here. Contact us if you would like help putting a set together!

Moldavite is a rare and highly valued impact glass with a wild past--it formed during a meteorite strike nearly 15 million years ago, in what is now Czech Republic. Impact glasses (or tektites) are natural glasses that form from the extreme heat and movement of material during an impact event--Moldavite is unique to this single locality. It has been paired with a clear crystal known as a Herkimer Diamond Quartz; "diamond" simply refers to the appearance of these unique double terminated quartz crystals from Herkimer County, NY.

This particular piece is a raw and organic combination of two unique stones; it has been wrapped in sterling silver in a very simple setting, putting the focus on the stones.The setting is somewhat asymmetrical, with wire on the back, front, and sides, and a solid sterling bail to complete the look. The stones have been left unpolished, and this piece adds an earthy yet high vibration edge to any jewelry collection.

Locality: Czech Republic (Moldavite), Herkimer County, NY (herkimer quartz).
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PHYSICAL: Tektites are not meteorites, but rather an impact glass that forms during meteorite or other high temperature impact events. Tektites are capable, however, of trapping material from terrestrial and meteoritic material--we see these impact glasses on other planets such as Mars, where heavy bombardment has occurred. Moldavite is a unique tektite that is only found in the Czech Republic--when faceted, it forms bright olive green gems. Herkimer Diamond Quartz is a locality quartz from Herkimer County, NY; it forms miniature clear quartz crystals, usually double-terminated, on matrix rocks on the cliff sides there.
HEALING: Moldavite is believed to be a stone of spiritual evolution, and is associated with both the crown chakra and the heart chakra. Herkimer diamond Quartz is also a crown chakra gem, and the stones together are believed to protect and illuminate, supporting accelerated spiritual growth.

Care for gemstones in sterling silver jewelry: 

As with all natural stones set in silver, these jewelry pieces should be removed when taking a shower, swimming, or entering a hot springs. Water (especially hot water) can damage natural materials and even cause settings to fail. This is especially true with gemstone rings!


*Though many gems and minerals have historical and cultural associations with healing properties, these items are sold for wear in jewelry, display, study, and collector interest only.