If you have Summer travel plans, I'd like to introduce you to some Inter-Galactic Travelers! They traveled far and wide to find their destination and fulfill their destiny; that is to be beautiful jewelry. We don't know where they came from but, we do know where they ended up! This is our collection of meteorites entitled Out of this World!
Moldavite is perhaps the best known of all the meteorites that have struck the Earth. Moldavite has some pretty mysterious origins and scientists have different theories about how it was formed. Moldavite has an extraterrestrial beginning, formed when a giant meteorite hit the earth 14.8 million years ago in what is now known as the Czech Republic.
Some scientists say Moldavite was formed by earth rock melted by the heat of the meteorite crash. Others say Moldavite has an extraterrestrial origin, possibly from obsidian objected from a lunar volcano. A third theory contends that Moldavite was formed when the meteor hit earth, the two combined and vaporized into a gas that went up into the atmosphere, and the combination of earth and meteorite cooled and became a liquid glass that rained down onto the impact area. The only thing scientists agree on is that Moldavite is associated with a meteoric collision that formed the Bohemian Plateau in Czech Republic. Moldavite is only found in Czech Republic, Germany, and Moldova and is unlikely to be discovered anywhere else in the world. Which means it will become extinct.
Moldavite is a tektite, a group of natural glasses formed from interplanetary collisions. Tektites are glassy mixtures of metal oxides with a crystal structure. Unlike other Tektites from around the world, which are tar black or brownish-black, translucent Moldavite ranges from almost clear to a deep forest green and is the only variety suitable for cutting and faceting as a gem, making them very desirable.
Since humankind first discovered this green, glassy tektite, it has captivated the minds and borne a host of supernatural beliefs, mysteries and folk tales. Moldavite has a rich history, prized since the Stone Age, and used not only for arrowheads and cutting tools but as a spiritual talisman and amulet of good fortune, fertility, and protection. It was found in the archeological site of the Venus of Willendorf, the oldest known Goddess statue. It has been linked to legends of the Holy Grail, thought to be an Emerald that fell from the sky out of Lucifer’s crown before he was cast from Heaven. In Czech lore, it was given as a betrothal gift to bring harmony to marital relations, and for centuries has been used in jewelry, religious items, and spiritual transformation.Moldavite Benefits
*Connects one with the wonders of the universe
*Erodes and erases cynicism
*Calms worries about money
*Works well with quartz varieties
*Works well for meditation and dream work
*Helps one to understand messages from higher realms
LIBYAN DESERT GLASS
Libyan Desert Glass is a natural glass (tektite) that is found is western Egypt and was created by a meteorite impact 28 million years ago in the southwestern corner of the Great Sand Sea near the Egyptian / Libyan border. It is located in an extremely remote area and extraction is very difficult, contributing to Libyan Desert Glass' relatively high market value.
The higher the silica content of the material melted, the lighter the color. Libyan Desert Glass is 98% silica (molten sand) and is yellow-hued whereas other tektites; (Moldavite) is green and (Obsidian) is black. As mentioned, it is nearly pure silica which requires temperatures above 1,600 °C to form – hotter than any igneous rock on Earth. Libyan Glass often has a porous or scalloped surface from millions of years of sandblasting from the Saharan sands.
Like obsidian, it was napped and used to make tools during the Pleistocene. Officially discovered in 1932, Libyan Desert Glass was used as a gemstone as long ago as Pharaonic Egypt; an especially coveted specimen was discovered in King Tut’s tomb.
Libyan Desert Glass is said to support one through their own ascension process and attune their energies to that of the upper regions of space. These are the most powerful realms we humans can visit and they are filled with endless knowledge of the history of life and human existence. Once one begins to channel the true capabilities of this extra terrestrial stone, only then can you understand the many levels this stone is able to offer you. Above all else, it is said to offer the necessary growth of your mind, body, and spirit.Libyan Glass Benefits
*Is known to help with PTSD & Trauma
*Is nurturing and soothing
*Strengthens personal will
*Enhances psychic abilities
*Aids in mastering fear
*Attracts travel and adventures
*Associated with new beginnings
SAFFORDITE - Meteorite or Not?
Saffordites are a lovely lavender colored natural glass stone thus far, found only in one place on Earth; the Arizona desert east of Tucson. It's a very special and unique stone and you probably will not find a similar Stone anywhere else in the world. Often called Saffordite tektites or sometimes referred to as Arizona Tektites, they are now believed to by members of the obsidian glass family of rocks or psuedo-tektites. There was controversy in scientific circles as to the origin of Saffordite; whether it comes from outer space, or is a natural (Earth) stone. It is now partially confirmed that it is a 30 million year old stone from the Earth. Saffordite stones are mysterious in many ways. For example, Saffordite hunting has been enjoyed by many people for years and yet the Saffordite origin eludes us. Neither a vein, volcanic source, or a impact zone have ever been discovered.
Saffordites have earned a lot of nicknames and are often called, the holy grail stone, the wish-fulfilling stone, or Cintamani. As a philosopher's stone, the Saffordite stone is said to convert the vibrations that it is fed into new vibrations of love, light, and grace. Saffordite is also called the wish-fulfilling stone. Metaphysically, Saffordites are said to be the most powerful gemstones yet discovered, even more, powerful than Moldavites.SAFFORDITE BENEFITS
*Operates off of your intentions
*Can create boundaries against negative or undesired forces
*Reduces the bombardment of negativity that surrounds us.
*Helps create positivity in the world
*Could bring abundance and prosperity
*Has a love grounding energy
*Can unravel the many layers of our outer shell
*Encourages our inner truest form to prevail.
Historically, the meteorite was discovered by the Nana people and used by them to make tools and weapons. Between 1911 and 1913, 33 fragments of the meteorite were collected in the vicinity of Gibeon, Namibia and were awarded it's name.
Gibeon meteorite is composed of an iron-nickel alloy. The crystal structure of this meteorite provides a classic example of the Widmanstatten pattern which is appreciated for its beauty both by collectors and designers of jewelry. This pattern is a fine interweaving of lines, bands, ribbons or etching patterns caused by the cooling of the meteorite
Gibeon Meteorites are thought to assist in the evolution of human consciousness. Also, they are believed to provide information from other worlds for the greater good of our planet. Similarly, they may assist in spiritual growth, enhance psychic abilities, and are often used to connect with beings from other realms. Meditation with a Meteorite is thought to help one to receive and channel information about the possibility of living a life in another galaxy. Also, astrologers may use this unique energy to improve information and accuracy.Gibeon Meteorite Benefits
*Appraised for it's psychic abilities
*Engages the energies of the universe
*Acknowledged extra-sensory capabilities
*Aids in finding inner voice
*Helps understand deeper intuitions
*Guides intelligent communication
*Can help to meditate to the deepest state
Muonionalusta Meteorite impacted in northern Scandinavia, west of the border between Sweden and Finland, about one billion years ago, making it one of the oldest meteorites unearthed. The first fragment of the Muonionalusta meteorite was found in 1906 near the village of Kitkiöjärvi and to date, about forty pieces have been discovered, some being quite large. Similar to the Gibeon Meteorite, Munoinalusta is also an iron-nickel alloy meteorite, however, it also contains Stishovite, a form of quartz altered by extremely high pressure, an exceptionally rare mineral that has only been found in association with a few meteorite impact zones. Also similar to Gibeon, Muonionalusta boasts the fascinating Widmanstatten pattern.
An interesting note is Muonionalusta has been used in luxury automobiles and fine watches.
Meteorites have historically been revered as sacred gifts from God by many cultures. These stones are known for their metaphysical abilities, bringing forth information from other dimensions. They can also increase feelings of connectivity to everything around us. Muonionalusta brings a lot of high energy to the user. It opens one up to new ideas and possibilities. With this stone, you may feel that your mind is more open, making it easier to learn new concepts and ideas. This will also help you to communicate better with other people. Muonionalnsta is said to be a stone that aids in metaphysical abilities such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and foresight. It helps one to easily tune into the wavelength of other beings.
*Can boost one's mental development
*Helps with spiritual growth
*Provides emotional balance
*Gives "Grand scheme of things" perspective
*Excellent for work with space exploration, alien communication, or astral travel
*Can clarify one's life purpose
*Can support and guide if you are at one of life's cross-sections
CAMPO DE CIELO
Campo de Cielo fell to the Earth 4200 to 4700 years ago, being a younger meteorite. The first record of the Campo was in 1576. A Spanish governor learned of the iron from the indigenous people who reportedly believed that it had fallen from heaven. It was named Campo del Cielo (field of the sky or heaven). To date, 12 craters have been found in a 2mi x 12mi area in Argentina, each harboring the extraterrestrial iron.
In the Metaphysical community, it is believed that Campo del Cielo meteorite fragments soar above all other space rocks when it comes to the reimagination of who you really are. You are the creator of your own universe and can choose to do whatever it is in this world, thus providing endless joy and happiness. Campo del Cielo meteorites are a daily reminder of that philosophy, and will help clear the air of any and all negativity that may be surrounding you and affecting your daily decision making. It is said that by providing this shield, one will not only have inner peace, but also be able to listen to your instinctual desires. Campo del Cielo meteorite fragments can put this view into the forefront of your mind, thus helping one acknowledge the importance of individuality and self expression. These freedoms will play a great role in the ever expanding growth cycle here on Earth.Campo De Cielo Meteorite Benefits
*Can provide emotional "rescue" when one is in trouble
*Helps to recover from hardships
*Aids recuperation from being stuck in an ebb in your life
*Improves mental and physical strength
*Inspires hard work
*Boost skills and hones competencies
In simplest terms, a meteorite is a rock that falls to Earth from space. Meteorites are rocks, but they are not like Earth rocks. Most are far older, and they provide some of the only samples we have of other worlds – other planets, asteroids and possibly comets – in our solar system or beyond!
I hope you enjoyed this brief introduction to some of our favorite "Extra-terrestrial Travelers!" Enjoy shopping-you may find something Out of this World!
In happiness and light,