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Beautiful Faceted Libyan Desert Glass Pendant - Jewelry

Top Meteorite

  • $ 160.00


On Offer: Libyan Desert Glass Pendant in Sterling Silver Setting

Dimensions of the pendant not including bail: Approximately 8mm x 8mm x 6.3mm 

Dimensions of the pendant including bail: Approximately 13.3mm x 8mm x 6.3mm

Type: Impactite
Origin: Libyan / Egyptian border
Official name: Libyan Desert Glass
Description: Faceted Libyan desert glass pendant in sterling silver setting.
What you get: Faceted Libyan desert glass pendant set in sterling silver, as Shown, and Certificate of Authenticity signed by Top Meteorite's Curator of Collections.
*(Chain not included)
I offer a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy.  
Libyan Desert Glass is thought to have formed at least 29 million years ago, when a flash thermal event exceeding 1600 Celsius (likely) a thermally intense meteoric airburst (or perhaps even a direct hypervelocity meteorite impact) caused vast amounts of desert sand to melt and then subsequently be quenched, thus vitrifying the sand into what is now called LDG. Early neolithic tribes used the readymade glass to knapp tools, and later the Egyptians valued the golden glass so highly, it was frequently used as the centerpiece in royal jewelry. The location and existence of the glass was lost to history, until it was rediscovered in 1932 by P. Clayton while he was on expedition to survey the area. The glass is now sold by a small group of meteorite dealers and collectors, but is generally not available for purchase outside of these niche markets. 

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