How To Tell If Moldavite Is Real

Moldavite has seen a huge surge in popularity over the last few years, and that’s largely due to social media.

It is an incredibly powerful stone that can help you with lots of metaphysical aspects, but because of its newly gained popularity, there are plenty of fakes out there.


If you’ve found your way to this page, then you’re probably trying to work out what moldavite really looks like and how to tell if it’s real. If you’re thinking about buying some, then it’s no surprise that you want all the facts!

Moldavite comes in a finite supply, and this is largely due to its interesting history. Because there isn’t that much of it, even the smallest pieces can be quite expensive.

Unfortunately, lots of people are capitalizing on this and selling fake moldavite to turn a quick profit.

But don’t worry! You’ve come to the right place! We’ll be going over everything you need to know about what real moldavite looks like, how to spot fakes and a bit about what this stone can do for your spiritually.

What Is Moldavite?

So before we go any further, let’s take a brief look at what moldavite actually is. It is believed that moldavite actually originated from a meteorite that collided with earth sometime around 14.8 Million years ago.

It fell in an area which is now known as the Moldau River in the Czech Republic and this is the only place you can find it.

Because of its recent surge in popularity and its already expensive nature, lots of sellers all over the world will sell fake variants of the stone to make some money.

If you’ve never seen moldavite before, it’s impossible to tell if it’s real or fake (see also ‘How To Tell If A Sapphire Is Real?‘), and this is what a lot of those sellers are counting on.

Most fake moldavite is either colored glass or another type of crystal that has been heat treated or tampered with to give it a “moldavite” look.

Even some of the sellers have been fooled into buying fake moldavite before it reaches the customer, so don’t feel like it’s just you who’s a bit confused!

How To Tell If Moldavite Is Real

Luckily, there are ways to tell if your moldavite is the real thing (see also ‘How to Tell if Jade is Real‘). From color to size, to the location the seller claims it’s from, if you use the signs we have provided, you can be sure you won’t end up wasting money on a fake piece.


So let’s start with the color of moldavite. The real thing is olive-green in color, but it can vary in opacity. Some pieces are very pale and translucent, but others can be incredibly deep in color.

Some pieces of moldavite even have traces of brown in them.

When moldavite was formed 14 million years ago, gas bubbles would often get trapped in the stone itself. This is one of the best telltale signs when you’re looking for a genuine article.

Almost every real piece of moldavite will have these gas bubbles, so if you see a piece online and it doesn’t, 9 times out of 10, it will be fake.


While you can get quite sizable and large pieces of moldavite, most pieces are going to be quite small.

The biggest telltale sign that the moldavite is fake in this aspect is when you see a very impressive and large piece but it’s being sold for a bargain price.

If you do come across one of these suspect pieces… run! Moldavite is incredibly expensive for even the smallest piece, so to come across any large pieces that are cheap is never a good sign.


Remember, moldavite can only be found in one place on earth, and that’s the Moldau River in the Czech Republic.

This is important because if you read the description about where a potential piece was mined and it doesn’t include either the Moldau River or the Czech Republic, then it’s definitely not moldavite.

If you see a piece of moldavite and it says it was “mined in Germany” or “mined in the US” or anywhere that isn’t the Czech Republic, we can promise you that it isn’t worth spending money on.

Fake Names

Another useful way to work out if moldavite is real or not is to look at what the seller is calling the crystal or gemstone. If it has a name like “White Moldavite” or “Brazilian Moldavite” then it is 100% fake.

While some crystals do have multiple variants, moldavite does not. Also, if it has a glass-like finish, then chances are it’s actually glass that has been heat treated.

Moldavite Spiritual Properties

When you do get hold of some genuine moldavite, it is an incredibly powerful tool that will aid in spiritual awakening, transformation, and spiritual healing.

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However, moldavite is quite an intense stone and you shouldn’t use it unless you are fully committed.

It has a powerful energy that will banish anything negative in your life, whether you are ready for it or not. When we say it is a stone of transformation, we mean rapid transformation.

It will declutter your energy field and remove anything (and anyone) that doesn’t serve you!

Moldavite is known for its incredibly powerful energy field. When people pick up moldavite, the most common first reaction is how powerful that tingling is.

Lots of people actually feel dizzy when they hold moldavite for the first time and some can even feel heat coming off of it.


Moldavite is an incredibly powerful stone that not everyone feels comfortable using. While it is an amazing stone to have, it causes rapid transformation in your life, whether you are ready for it or not, so make sure that if you get some, you are prepared.

Because moldavite is so popular though, this, unfortunately, means that there are lots of fake variants out there. Use the tips we have provided to help you work out if the moldavite you have or are going to buy is real and if you have any doubts, don’t buy it!

Andrea Daehma