Lot: Moldavite-9




COLOR: Electric Bottle Green
CLARITY: Will cut eye-clean to slightly included stones (90% High to Top Facet Rough)
ORIGIN: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
SIZE: Stones range in size from approximately 15.57 to 215.00 Carats (50.00 Carat Average)
WEIGHT: 2,600.00 Carats (52 Pieces) 520 Grams
PRICE: $208.00 ($.08 Per Carat / $.40 Per Gram)

Lot of Electric Bottle Green Tanzanian "Moldavite" Top Faceting Rough from Tanzania. We have always had our reservations on the origin of Tanzanian "Moldavite" and its natural nature. GIA has already documented the Emerald & Bottle Green "Moldavite" as being man made and this enhances that argument. Most of these stones are extremely clean with an occasional bubble or veil internally and we are confident you should get very clean finished cut stones out of these. This is GREAT to practice those new designs on!

We are selling this material as Glass and we are NOT certifying or guaranteeing it as being natural. Since the Moldavite from Tanzania craze we have seen "Natural" Glass pop up from every corner of the globe. Most of it is clearly not natural but it has a strong following! Many sellers sell this material as natural and that is a great injustice to those that don't know all that is to be known about this material. This was sent to us as a sample and we have been informed that we can get this material in whatever color we would like and we are looking into the possibility of getting additional material for the future in different colors.

  1. We have often heard the argument that this material comes from a far off location in Tanzania where it is unrealistic to conclude that this material is man made. Natives are said to be grinding the rough into these nodules to clear out inclusions. We have even heard of samples out in the market that look like they are natural because they weren't grinded in such fashion. I think it is fairly reasonable to assume that something is being hidden when locals need to grind this rough in order to market it. In addition, our discovery of Blue "Natural" Moldavite in Pakistan that closely resembled the Tanzanian material further cast doubt on the origin of Tanzanian "Moldavite" as being natural. It seems as though molten glass is poured onto natural rock and dirt to give the appearance of it being natural because of the inclusions.