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moldavite - holy grail-stone


moldavite, green garnet, & pink tourmaline necklace

compositionmainly silicon dioxide
name sourcefrom its source in the Moldau River Valley, Moldavia (now in the Czech Republic)
other accepted namesbouteille stone, bouteillenstein, moldauite, vitavine, bottle stone
historical aliaseswater chrysolite (no longer accepted), pseudo-chrysolite
folkloric aliases"sky charms," "moon splash," "stone of heaven"
color a unique "moss" green
color sourcepresence of iron
significant sources"splash fields" in the Czech Republic
MOH scale5 - 6
care and treatmentSince moldavite is a 'glassy substance,' it can scratch so take care in storing as well as wearing. Wash in warm soapy water.