Moldavites on Ebay

I searched for Moldavites on eBay and what did I find? I went through 50 auctions: how many real and how many fake moldavites are being sold?

With regards to purchasing moldavites online, you could be interested in the below:

I wondered what kind of Moldavites I would find on eBay. So I visited eBay and typed „moldavite“. I chose a few interesting exemplars. The results show that it is very important to be careful when buying a moldavite. The eBay vendor´s rating is not a reliable sign of authenticity.

What I found

Moldavite Orgone Energy Pendant

1. Moldavite Orgone Energy Pendant

Seller: ottersol123 (1661), 100% Positive feedback
Powerful pendant… Includes moldavite, chromium diopside, black tourmaline, …

I am skeptical about the authenticity of the Moldavites in this pendant. Moldavites suffused in resin are hard to recognize even live (without damaging the pendant). Personally, I wouldn´t buy it.

 

Green GEM MOLDAVITE Meteorite Impact Glass Czech – 71.5Cts

2. Green GEM MOLDAVITE Meteorite Impact Glass Czech - 71.5Cts

Seller: wanqian* (1351), 99.1% Positive feedback
Natural Moldavite, New and Grade AAA+

This is a fake made of glass, at first site. Because of the vendor´s good reviews, many buyers unfortunately didn´t realise that they purchased a fake moldavite.

 

One 1 Fine Moldavite Tektite From Czech Republic – 5 Carats

3. One 1 Fine Moldavite Tektite From Czech Republic - 5 Carats

Seller: makingdealz (1420), 99.3% Positive feedback
A beautiful Moldavite piece from Czech Republic in perfect condition.

These are real Moldavites. Unfortunately, they are chipped off. Some even have severe damages. The vendor will choose a random piece, which means you can either receive the shinier one or the completely matte one. The site of origin is also not listed. I think, based on the picture, that the Moldavites are from multiple deposites. Another issue I see is the price. 15 USD for a damaged Moldavite, weighing 1g is really a lot.

 

Czech Green Moldavite – 53.0 carats – rare stretch form – with natural hole

Czech Green Moldavite - 53.0 carats - rare stretch form - with natural hole

Seller: lsm400800 (10732), 100% Positive feedback
This excellent grade green Czech moldavite individual weighs 53.0 cts / 10.6 grams.

This is also a real Moldavite. The auction contains 6 photos of the Moldavite from various angles. Unfortunately, the proportions are not listed. Neither are the deposit and other characteristics.

 

Green GEM MOLDAVITE Meteorite Impact Glass Czech – 1.8″/140Cts

Green GEM MOLDAVITE Meteorite Impact Glass Czech - 1.8"/140Cts

Seller: rikooinn (11838), 98.6% Positive feedback
Natural Moldavite, New and Grade AAA+, 140Cts(28g), L1.8″x W1.2″(46mm*33mm)

Again a fake Moldavite from China.

 

Real Moldavite – quality A+/++

Real Moldavite - quality A+/++

Seller: naturalmoldavites (766), 100% Positive feedback
Natural raw moldavite, Moldavite quality: A+/++

Natural moldavite. High qulity. Very detailed description (weight, quality, condition, color, deposit, …) with many photos. I would buy it 😉

 

Red GEM MOLDAVITE Meteorite Impact Glass Czech – 68.5Cts

Red GEM MOLDAVITE Meteorite Impact Glass Czech - 68.5Cts

Seller: wanqian* (1351), 99.1% Positive feedback
68.5Cts(13.7g) (1g=5Cts). Natural Moldavite

It must be a joke! 🙂 Red moldavite… another fake … 

Green GEM MOLDAVITE Meteorite Impact Glass Czech – 58.5Cts

Green GEM MOLDAVITE Meteorite Impact Glass Czech - 58.5Cts

Seller: the same

Fake moldavite.

 

RARE Faceted Moldavite Meteorite Impact Impactite Tektite Loose Gemstone Jewelry

RARE Faceted Moldavite Meteorite Impact Impactite Tektite Loose Gemstone Jewelry

Seller: callistodesigns (32907), 99.5% Positive feedback

Without any description. You would buy a pig in a poke. I’m not sure with authenticity.The stone is probably fake. The material is too clear.

 

Certified Shiny Moldavite quality A+

10. Certified Shiny Moldavite quality A+

Seller: frantfrant (5537), 100% Positive feedback

Real moldavite. Very detailed and acurate description. A good choice.

 

10-12Cts Green Gem Moldavite Meteorite Impact Class Czech

10-12Cts Green Gem Moldavite Meteorite Impact Class Czech

Seller: cpx0030 (76), 98.7% Positive feedback

Fake…

 

Green-GEM-MOLDAVITE-Meteorite-Impact-Glass-Bead-Bracelet

Green-GEM-MOLDAVITE-Meteorite-Impact-Glass-Bead-Bracelet

Seller: daqian* (631), 99.3% Positive feedback
Green GEM MOLDAVITE Meteorite Impact Glass Bead Bracelet

Fake…

 

MOLDAVITE – Meteorite impact glass from 14.7yo crater – Deep olivine-green…

MOLDAVITE - Meteorite impact glass from 14.7yo crater - Deep olivine-green...

Seller: wwmeteorites-25 (4948), 99.7% Positive feedback
Specimen is 1.16g

Natural moldavite. Unfortunately only weight is described. Quite expensive.

 

34g Raw Moldavite Stone Czech Budějovice-Nesmin Meteorite Gem Tektite

34g Raw Moldavite Stone Czech Budějovice-Nesmin Meteorite Gem Tektite

Seller: jackya99 (197), 96.8% Positive feedback
Weight: 80.34g, Locality: České Budějovice, Nesmin

It is not a moldavite but an indochinite (a different tektite with black color). The locality is muddle. České Budějovice is a city in the Czech Republic and Nesmin not exists. The right name is Nesměň (or Nesmen without diacritic) – a small village.

 

Green GEM MOLDAVITE Meteorite Impact Glass Czech – 54Cts

Green GEM MOLDAVITE Meteorite Impact Glass Czech - 54Cts

Another typical fake…

 

Results

I went through 50 offers.

There from:

  • Real Moldavites: 18
  • Probably real: 2
  • Probably fake:4
  • Fake:26

On the first page there was just one faceted Moldavite. If I searched for faceted Moldavites, the result would be significantly different. Most of the outcomes would be a fake, as faceted Moldavites are easier to falsificate.

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