STONE STORIES

MOLDAVITE (NATURAL GLASS )

MOLDAVITE

Hardness: 5.50 Mohs

Mines found in: Czech Republic

Story: For a long time, this gemstone was thought to be artificial but it was later found that the gem was created due to a meteor impact. Because of its unusual origin, and the fact that it can't be found elsewhere this material is the only known extraterrestrial gemstone on Earth.