The gem from outer space! This stunning olive-green gem belongs to a family of stones called Tektites: meteoric impact glasses. 14.7 million years ago, a giant meteorite hit western Bavaria, causing melted terrestrial material to fly into the air, where it cooled quickly and formed moldavite. Most of it fell in the Moldau Valley in the Czech Republic, hence the name “moldavite.”
Moldavite is sought out for its metaphysical properties, as a tool for spiritual development and consciousness expansion. People who are sensitive to stone energies describe Moldavite as a stone with an extremely high vibration, which is felt as heat or a pulsing tingle. Moldavite is supposed to open blockages in any chakra. Many report that working with the mineral has coincided with an acceleration of their spiritual path.
One of the many members of the quartz family, it gets its beautiful purple hue due to traces of iron. Deriving its name from the ancient Greek amethustos, amethyst literally translates as “not drunk” and was once believed to protect one against drunkenness. Many religions around the world have at one time or still do consider the crystal to be helpful in bringing one to a higher spiritual state and thus closer to god. Amethyst today is still used for spirituality and is considered the #1 addiction recovery stone. Amethyst is found in abundance in Brazil, Africa, Uruguay, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.A.