What do we mean by this term? What do these Moldavites look like? Are they cold? 🙂
I have come across this designation not so long ago. In the Czech Republic (the birthplace of Moldavites), it is not used at all.
When describing the Moldavite as being snowflake or frosty, one is usually pertaining to the Moldavite’s specific surface. The Moldavite’s surface can even be glossy, or very glossy, or completely without gloss – matte.
The terms snowflake or frosty are used for Moldavites whose surface is very matte. The surface of these Moldavites can remind some of velvet.Matte Moldavites are typical for some localities. For instance, Brusná or Jankov.
Moldavites from Brusná also feature a surface covered with a layer of a different mineral. For most people, they are not very sightly. Unfortunately, there are some sellers who get rid of this layer by using a strong acid solution. The Moldavites are then no longer 100% natural (be careful about the Moldavites from Netolice, where the Brusná locality is situated and lots of mining takes place.)
So are snowflake Moldavites cold? 🙂 No, they are not. Unless you put them in say, a freezer. 😀 All Moldavites share the same characteristics, only their microsculptation causes a matte surface.
Comparison of two snowflake / frosty moldavites and a normal one