- Tektite Type: Moldavite
- Jewelry Type: Astronaut pendant sterling silver
- Pendant Measurements: Astronaut measures 12 mm across by 23 mm tall and is suspended on a 20″ sterling silver chain
- Additional Information: Alluring green impact glass situated in a masterfully crafted astronaut space pendant, complemented by a gold enameled helmet — just like the Apollo astronauts!
Moldavite Astronaut Pendant
Moldavites are luminous green glasses formed 14.5 million years ago by the impact of a giant meteorite that created the 15-mile wide Reis Crater in Germany. The moldavites were blasted some 200 to 400 kilometers, all the way to the modern-day Czech Republic. Mining has depleted the supply of this exquisite glass. While most impact specialists believe Moldavites were created from melted terrestrial matter, they do display some characteristics associated with meteorites. Moldavites have a hardness rating of 5.5 and are often faceted for use in jewelry. When cut and polished, their deep green color is reminiscent of emeralds and peridot.