Background * History

  • Moldavite was first introduced as »Chrysolites« by Professor Josef Mayer of Prague University. The name was later replaced by »Moldavite« after »Moldauthein«. Moldauthein is a town where the first specimens were discovered and described. Moldavite belongs to the Tektite group of minerals. It is a natural glass rock. It is an olive-green to brown-green gemstone. Moldavite was thought to have been formed by condensed rock vapors after a Meteorite impact.

Healing * Metaphysical Properties

  • Moldavite was thought to bring good luck to its wearer.
  • It was commonly used to help harmonize marital relationships and for creating talismans and amulets, thought to bring good fortune, protection and help with fertility.
  • Moldavite is thought to help alleviate gout, asthma, allergies and rashes, and help overcome symptoms of flu, anemia and colds.


**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Moirai does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

Gemological Properties

Chemical CompositionSiO2,Al2O3,K2O,FeO, MgO,CaO,Na2O
Colorgreen to brown green
Hardness (Mohs)5.5
Specific Gravity2.32-2.638
Refractive Index1.48-1.54

Origin and Gemstone Sources

  •  Czech Republic, Germany and Austria.


  • Moldavite is soft and fragile compared to most other gemstones. When cleaning Moldavite, avoid the use of any harsh chemicals or cleaners. Do not use any heat or steam cleaners and avoid ultrasonic cleaners. You can wipe your stones down using a plain soft cloth and mild soapy water. Be sure to rinse your gems well to remove any soapy residue.
  • When storing gemstones or gemstone jewelry, store them inside a fabric-lined box or wrapped in a soft cloth separately from other type of gemstones to prevent damage or scratches.
  • It is best to remove any jewelry before engaging in any strenuous physical activity, such as exercise or sports.
  • Avoid spraying perfume or hairspray on your precious gems.


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