Moldavite: Real or Fake?

moldavite 4.4 gm AMoldavite is such a beautiful and special stone, a tektite really… with a fascinating origin.  It is found only in the Moldau River valley in the Czech Republic where it formed as a tektite from a meteorite hitting the earth about 15 million years ago.

It is in very limited supply and thus fairly expensive.  Consequently, Moldavite is a ripe market for counterfeiters … so how does one tell the difference between an imposter and the real thing? Continue reading