Moldavite tektites are found in an area called the Central European strewnfield. Europe is home to what may be the most beautiful of all tektite glass. Moldavite tektites are green over most of the dispersed strewnfield though rare brown types are found in some areas. The green tektite glass has a long history of jewelry use and this continues today.
Moldavites are found still retaining their splash form appearance as teardrops, dumbbells or spheroids, but they are also commonly found as very spiky masses. Deep and sharp grooves valleys and ridges cover the entire surface of many specimens. The most exaggerated and transparent of these sharply grooved tektites are the highest prized by some collectors.
Moldavites are generally made of much more transparent glass than any other group, however those that are brown in color come from a different area. These have been recovered in much smaller numbers and are therefore rarer and make great collection opportunities for the serious collector.
The Moldavite images below use back lighting to show their detail and transparency.