Tektite - Thailand
approx. size 4.7cm - 5cm x 4.5cm - 4.8cm
Tektites are shards of terrestrial origin, and are named after the Greek word meaning tektos melted. For a long time it was unclear how tektites arise. Nowadays, it is believed by most scientists believe that tektites are solidified fragments of terrestrial rocks, which melt after impact of a meteorite and be thrown and then fall back to Earth again. During the fall, the pieces solidify into a glass-like mass. Often, the surface of a Tektite typical characteristics that have arisen during the fall. Because tektites originated from terrestrial rocks, they are rich in silica. Archaeological finds indicate that tektites since prehistoric times are known. They were used as a raw material for the manufacture of tools, for later charms. The oldest finds date back to the Stone Age (Paleolithic). The most popular tektites come from Korath in Thailand.
They are believed to facilitate communication with otherworldly realms and encourage spiritual growth. In some traditional societies, tektites are worn to promote fertility for both men and women. Although not a birthstone, tektite is affiliated with the zodiac signs Aries and Cancer.