Beauty. Elegance. Wealth. These are what we exude when we wear exquisite jewelry. Jewelry has become a form of self-expression. We wear jewelry to show our creativity and radiate style. We use it to highlight our individualism. We want to make a statement. We want to stand out.
The rarer the jewel, the more unique we are—and what could be rarer than Czech moldavite, the gem created by a meteorite’s fall?
The Fascinating Origin of Moldavite
Over 15 million years ago, massive meteor showers took place on earth. One of those meteorites created what we now know as the Ries crater.
The burst of heat and energy from the impact was so intense that the meteor and surrounding rocks were instantly vaporized. Just as quickly, bits of molten meteorite and rocks condensed into liquid and solidified into amorphous glass which was called moldavite.
Perfectly Imperfect Gems
Because of the way it was formed, moldavite is perfectly flawed. Gas bubbles and flow structures are often visible even with the unaided eye. These flaws are what makes raw moldavite unique and precious.
Most moldavite show signs of erosions from having been buried for millions of years. Nature has formed these mineraloids into beautiful intricate shapes that give character to each piece.
Well-preserved Czech moldavite has an aerodynamic shape and is highly valued.
The process of creating Moldavite has been replicated many times by unscrupulous merchants. This can make it difficult for the untrained eye to distinguish fakes from the real designer jewelry. Make sure that you get yours only from reliable stores.
Ethereal Handmade Jewelry
Raw moldavite pendants in sterling silver.
Moldavite is literally out of this world. Unless another meteorite hits the earth—which we hope won’t happen in this lifetime—its supply will not be replenished.
Ioola takes these gems and meticulously crafts them into unique handmade jewelry. Crafted in the hands of Balinese artists with 40 years of experience under their belts, each piece of moldavite jewelry is one-of-a-kind. These pieces are set in the highest quality bright sterling silver, and celebrate the curves and femininity of the modern woman who isn’t afraid to make a statement.
Moldavite jewelry in a woman’s personal collection displays a refined taste and sophistication. It also shows a keen sense for investment, for moldavite’s value increases over time.