Natural Moldavite from the Czech Republic carved in Bali


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  • Moldavite Dinosaur
  • Moldavite Dinosaur 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.

    Not all dinosaurs lived at the same time. Dinosaurs roamed the earth for more than 150,000,000 years until the end of the Cretaceous Period, 63,000,000 years ago. At that time a large meteorite impact event caused a mass extinction of all life on land, including the dinosaurs. Birds are living dinosaurs, and coelacanths, a kind of lungfish, were believed to have been extinct. A specimen was found off the east coast of South Africa in 1938, they are also living dinosaurs.


    Moldavite Dinosaur carving

    Moldavite Dinosaur