Let us try to determine the authenticity of a moldavite from a photograph.
The following 74 photographs of 37 moldavites will help you learn how to recognize a chipped or damaged moldavite. It is an important skill when buying a moldavite on the internet, where the quality of a stone can be evaluated only based on several photos. After reading this article you can be sure you will…
If you are thinking about where to buy a real moldavite, I will tell you which place to avoid.
You can find a basic guide in this infographics.
When moldavites are hand mined, you can hear a characteristic sound which is given by the composition of soil in which the moldavites rest.
95% of cut (faceted) moldavites offered on the market are fakes. I have prepared a well arranged infographic description of how to recognize real and fake faceted moldavites.
Moldavites from certain locations have greyish surface and they look shabby. Also moldavites from very old collections, which were exposed to polluted air, look the same.
Whether moldavites need cleaning to rid them of dust or of sand and clay residue after finding them, it is a good idea to follow one of the following procedures. They will help you to minimize the risk of damage while cleaning your stone.
Moldavites, due to their fragility and complexity of their surface, could be damaged in several possible ways. Not considering the case when a moldavite is dropped and gets chipped off (if you are lucky) or shattered in several pieces (if you are slightly less lucky), moldavites get damaged, most of all, due to bad storage…
Measuring of moldavite dimensions With a moldavite, we measure its length, width and thickness. The measurement is carried out in the thickest part of the moldavite. Measuring instruments – how to measure To measure a moldavite we use a vernier scale with accuracy within 0.01 mm. However we must be careful not to damage the…