Dims: 1.2" x 0.7" x 0.3"(3.0 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 3.8 g
Moldau River Valley, Czechoslovakia
A rather small, thin specimen of Moldavite, this piece has a shape that reminds me a bit of the Native American bearpaw fetish- it even has some deep grooves where one would expect the bear's claws to be! It is a singular piece, not a portion of a larger one that was broken or cut off, and it has the characteristic concentric pitting that one expects of this material. Its luster is greasy and it shows almost no damage. It has a moderate forest-green color and is transparent, though the pitting interferes with its clarity. I think that this particular piece has great jewelry potential- offhand, I can think of several ideas for setting it into a pendant or a ring.