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About Beads: Culture & History

I Got A Meteorite in My Pants!

By October 12, 2017 No Comments

We are fascinated by things from “outer space”, and I put that in air quotes, because WE are also in outer space, LOL!  And whenever we find this bottle green gem, Jason and I get excited about getting some for the store!  As you can see in the video below.

If you aren’t familiar with outer space beads – keep reading!

Tektite is natural glass formed by the heat and impact of a meteor, found in North and Central America, Central Europe, Australia, South East Asia, and the Philippines. Tektite comes in earthy colors: dark brown, green, and black. The color is directly related to where they’re from!  I have a bracelet of Libyan Gold Tektite, named as such because it’s a golden yellow color that resulted from a meteorite that crashed into the Sahara desert about 28 million years ago.  Fascinating right?

Moldavite is a specific kind of tektite formed by a meteorite impact in southern Germany. It was discovered in the town of Moldauthein which is now in the Czech Republic and identifiable by a olive/bottle-green color. Moldavite has a “growing moss” texture with unusual swirls, folds, and bubbles. DID YOU KNOW: moldavite and borosilicate glass are compatible and fusible to each other! See: http://www.templeglass.co/temple-glass-blog/moldavite-and-borosilicate-glass

The term meteorite is used to describe a fragment of rock or iron from outer space. They can be identified by high amounts of iron and nickel.

Watch us BUY meteorites on this planet!

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