The hardness of moldavite is around 5.5, so care is needed in fashioning and wearing it as jewelry. If the stone is in a ring, avoid bumping and knocking the stone as it may be damaged by even ordinary activities. The same holds true for moldavite used as pendant or bracelet. Earrings are the safest use of moldavite in jewelry. As with other gemstones, the amount of physical activity should be limited when wearing moldavite in order to sustain the least amount of damage. Moldavite may also be sensitive to heat, although it is comprised of silica glass. The with impurities of other elements to create its unique colors.
The cleaning process of moldavite is simple. Moldavite used in earrings may get covered with oil from hair and chemicals from hair spray, perfume, or make-up. Wipe the stone clean or use a very mild soap solution to remove dirt and chemicals.
Store moldavite in a dry, cool and soft environment. Many jewelry cases, boxes, or cabinets are designed to keep rings safe but if the stone is in the form of a pendant, bracelet, or earrings, it would be best to place these pieces in a soft jewelry bag. The bag will prevent the moldavite from abrasion when coming in contact with harder stones or the sides of the jewelry box. If the stone is in a pendant, the necklace should be hung and measures taken to avoid contact with other items. If the pendant is removable, the stone should be stored in a manner similar to earrings.
Moldavite is comprised of silica glass with impurities of other elements to create its unique colors. With the proper care, moldavite makes a beautiful addition to any collection and is a wonderful piece to pass down to future generations.
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moldavite, green garnet, & pink tourmaline necklace
|2. Image taken from Heaven & Earth Jewelry
moldavite, the transformative green gemstone from space
|3. Image taken from Tower Crystals
moldavite eagle carving #1
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moldavite eagle carving #2
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