Natural Moldavite from the Czech Republic carved in Bali

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  • Moldavite Bison
  • Moldavite Bison Carvings from the TowerCrystals internet collection
  • Tektites only come from meteorite impact sites and * Moldavite only comes from the Czech Republic. The moldavite fields outside the village of Chlum, the Czech Republic produce many of the moldavites large enough to carve. These carvings are crafted from moldavites that were selected for their color; which at its best is cool, translucent, bluish-green. The size of this rough moldavite is also an important consideration. Larger pieces of rough moldavite are needed for the carvings because on average over two thirds of the weight of the original moldavite is lost in the carving process. We use only the broken or extremely weathered moldavite for carvings. All of the moldavite carvings we offer here are delicately hand crafted in Bali by skilled artisans. The most intricately carved moldavites can take up to 40 hours of carving time. All moldavite has natural bubble inclusions which increases the difficulty of cutting and polishing these miniature works of art.

    Bison are an important symbol of the American wild west and can still be found on the Great Plains, in prairies, and forests in parts of Canada and the western United States. Also called the American buffalo, bison typically reach 5 to 6 feet in length and weigh 900 to 2,200 pounds.

    Bison live in herds of 20 to 50 animals. Nowadays bison only truly roam free in Yellowstone National Park. Bison make look slow but they can reach speeds of up to 30 mph!

    MOLDAVITE BISON GALLERY

    Moldavite Bison carvings

    Moldavite Bison