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Libyan Desert Glass and Silver Pendant - Jewelry

Brought to you by: Top Meteorite

  • $ 79.00


On Offer: Libyan Desert Glass and Sterling Silver Pendant

Type: Impactite

Origin of glass: Libya / Egypt Desert

Description: Libyan desert glass in sterling silver pendant
Additional Information on LDG: 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. 
What you get: Beautiful Libyan desert glass pendant set in sterling silver, as shown, and Certificate of Authenticity signed by Top Meteorite's Curator of Collections.
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