Silver Jewelry

$185.00

Custom Silver Moldavite Ring

Moldavite is an olive-green or dull greenish vitreous substance thought to be formed by a meteorite impact. It is a kind of tektite. It’s name comes from the town of Moldauthein in the Czech Republic), where it occurs.
Moldavite’s bottle-green glass colour led to its being commonly called Bouteillen-stein, and at one time it was regarded as an artificial product, but this view is opposed to the fact that no remains of glassworks are found in the neighbourhood of its occurrence; moreover, pieces of the substance are widely distributed in Tertiary and early Pleistocene deposits in Bohemia and Moravia. For a long time, it was generally believed to be a variety of obsidian, but its difficult fusibility and its chemical composition are rather against a volcanic origin hypothesis.
It is also widely argued that the moldavite glass was formed 15 million years ago during the impact of a giant meteorite in present-day Nördlinger Ries. Splatters of rocks that were melted by the impact cooled while they were actually airborne and most fell in central Bohemia – traversed by Vltava river (German: Moldau). As such the glass can be found in the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany.

The stone used for this custom* ring is a 10x10mm handcut rounded square and can be ordered in any finger size.
*as these rings are made one at a time, variations in the final design can occur.
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