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Crystals Out Of This World, it’s raining diamonds

Crystals Out Of This World, it’s raining diamonds

Diamonds on planets in our Solar System

Lots of people have an affinity with crystals to facilitate connection to Earth and Mother Nature. But have you ever thought that space could be absolutely teeming with precious shimmering stones! Around 10 million tons of diamonds rain down on Saturn each year. 10 million tons of shower diamonds! And this occurrence doesn’t only happen on the planet Saturn. Under immense pressure deep below the surfaces of Neptune and Uranus, carbon and hydrogen atoms are smashed together, forming crystals. It literally rains diamonds within their planetary cores.

Carbon is an abundant element found within the universe, along with the violent collisions that ultimately formed the planetary structures; it makes you wonder what other gems are out there. Scientists have even found evidence of cubic zirconia in moon rocks, (the most common diamond knock-offs). There is even evidence of Opals on the planet Mars. 

Gemstone and Crystals beyond our Solar System

According to Popular Mechanics the team led by Dr. David Armstrong believed the clouds on HAT-P-7b (an extrasolar planet discovered in 2008) contained the mineral that forms rubies and sapphires. Using the Kepler space telescope, the team noticed that the planet HAT-P-7b, which is about one and a half times the size of Jupiter and orbits a star twice the size of the Sun, shimmered like a giant gemstone. It is beyond comprehension when we live with such limited resources of these gemstones and crystals here on Earth. It does have to be said though, that we have a rich variety of crystals here on Earth. Earth has some of the best conditions to form really nice gem quality, such as large crystals that are clear or that have the colours we want. Many of these gemstones require the interaction of water, in a way that is probably unique to Earth’s with its oceans of liquid water.

Crystal Moldavite and Meteorite

Some of the gemstones that fell to Earth from the debris of comets and asteroids include Moldavite and the Meteorite crystal, each holding rare and powerful energy. The Meteorite crystal which is said to originate from outer space is not commonly found on earth, but there is an abundance of it available in Antarctica and the Sahara Desert.

Nearly 15 Million years ago near the Moldau River Valley of the Czech Republic; a meteorite is seen streaking through the night sky. It was so large it does not burn up in the atmosphere and makes an enormous impact. That can be heard and felt for miles around. The meteor instantly vaporizes on impact creating devastation for miles around. The resulting hot gases rose upwards in the atmosphere, cooled and solidified, returning to the Earth in a harsh, glassy rain. From the remnants of this ancient meteorite collision comes the rare gemstone Moldavite. Which is bottle green glassy gemstone found only in the Moldau River Valley of the Czech Republic and surrounding area.

Glasses are amorphous solids. Amorphous from the greek without shape are liquids that have cooled quickly and do not have time to form an order crystalline structure. Other glass-like crystals include obsidian and in its various forms black obsidian, mahogany obsidian, and snowflake obsidian.

There are many counterfeits of Moldavite produced so be careful to do your research of the true texture and quality you are looking for within this gem. Lovingthyselfrocks give a great breakdown on how to tell apart fake and real Moldavite. 

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