If you have been searching high and low for Moldavite, you have probably been mostly unsuccessful as there is currently very little authentic Moldavite available on the market right now. Most of the mines in the Czech Republic have closed and as a retailer, it is exceptionally difficult to attain real Moldavite. If you have found someone who is selling it, it is either ridiculously expensive, fake or an outright scam.
So I thought I would write a blog about some fabulous alternatives to the powerful gemstone Moldavite that will pack just as big a punch on the crystal healing vibrational scale!
Here are my top 3 suggestions:
Libyan Gold Tektites - Rare Exotic Sister of Moldavite
Very similar in structure to Moldavite as they are both tektites, Libyan Gold is the lesser-known sister to the world renowned Moldavite. Found in the deserts of eastern Libya and western Egypt, Libyan Gold is an impactite Tektite. It is suggested that a Meteorite impacted the Sahara Desert about 29,000,000 years ago on the border of Libya and Egypt. The extremely high heat melted the silica in desert sands and formed this amazing translucent glass. It was first used by man about 10,000 years ago and was also used in an amulet by the Egyptian King Tutankhamun!
All Meteorites and Tektites are coveted as they were created from rare extraterrestrial events. The Libyan Gold Tekties are unique and rare because they are yellow in coloration. As their creation occurred from one cataclysmic event, they are considered exceptionally unique and one of a kind!
Metaphysically, Libyan Desert Glass is a strong protection stone it works as a shield against negative energies affecting your body. Good luck and new ideas are associated with this unique tektite. Use the tektite at your Solar Plexus chakra to induce joy and happiness. It is an exceptional stone to use during meditation as it provides higher mental powers and focus. It can also assist you in exploring past life experiences.
Shungite - The Stone of Life
Shungite is estimated by scientists to be almost 2 billion years old. Its appearance is similar to coal and it is found in very ancient layers of the Earth’s crust that were formed before lifeforms existed on Earth.
Shungite comes from only one place on Earth - a Russian region of Karelia - near the small settlement called Shun'ga (hence the name), on the shores of Lake Onega. It has been used by humans for centuries and its folklore dates to before the reign of Peter the Great. Locals knew about its mysterious "great powers” and it is said they used it to heal diseases and to purify water.
Metaphysically Shungite is said to be a powerful grounding stone. It works to strip away negativity and purify toxins. Shungite can help in stress reduction and give peace of mind. It promotes the healing process physically and mentally. It works to declutter the mind to help the wearer focus on their goals.
Shungite has been called the "Stone of Life" due to it's healing properties. It is a stone of rejuvenation as it purifies, protects, normalizes, induces recovery, and promotes growth. Shungite is also considered an excellent source of protection from harmful electromagnetic radiation.
Malachite - The Stone of Transformation
Malachite is a very popular mineral with its intense green color and beautiful banded masses. Dense banded specimens are often sliced and polished to bring out their beautiful coloring. The bands may consist of concentric rings with interesting patterns; such specimens are highly sought after. Polished, banded Malachite has been carved into ornaments and worn as jewelry for thousands of years, and in some ancient civilizations it was thought to be a protection from evil if worn as jewelry.
Malachite is known as the "stone of transformation" because it helps reveal and heal emotional pain by absorbing the pain into itself. It is especially helpful to provide peace during times of change and gives the insight needed for personal growth.
Malachite is said to absorb negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution. Malachite encourages risk-taking and change, helping to break unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches us how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts, and feelings. Malachite is a fantastic stone to take with you when you travel as it provides protection and comfort during the journey!
I hope you enjoy your crystal healing journey!
The Universe Loves you!!