- Jewelry Type: Libyan Desert Glass Impactite Necklace
- Pendant Measurements: Approximately 39 mm x 16 mm, suspended on a 20″ chain
- Additional Information: Libyan Glass can be dated back thousands of years. It was used in Tutankhamun’s jewelry and was only worn by pharaohs or the rich. This fantastic piece features deep craggy lines on it’s face, and smooth silken texture on the reverse.
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Libyan Desert Glass (sometimes referred to as Egypt or Egyptian Desert Glass) is a rare and beautiful impact glass, found in only one remote location on Earth, near the Libyan/Egyptian border. It is associated with an ancient meteorite impact, which occurred somewhere in the North African deserts. Quality specimens are translucent, and also display pseudo regmaglypts, possibly caused by wind erosion, or by ablation when molten fragments were thrown into the air following impact. Perhaps the most enchanting of all meteorite-related collectibles.