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Authentic Libyan Desert Glass 14k Gold Cabochon
Authentic Libyan Desert Glass Jewelry 14k Gold
The Egyptians were probably the first to discover Libyan Desert Glass. They used it in jewelry and were enthralled enough with it to use in the form of an elegantly carved scarab as its centerpiece in the breastplate for King Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, in 1922.
What is Libyan Desert Glass? So, how did the Egyptians of King Tutankhamun's dynasty obtain a piece of glass created by a colossal meteorite impact? The region in which it is found in modern times is a place so hostile that it could not even be reached by camel. Nobody has ever been able to explain or prove how Tutankhamun's jewelers obtained the world's purest natural glass. This glass is so extraordinarily strange that it is found filled with nano-diamonds, iridium, traces of chondrite meteorite and other geological signatures of an apparent meteoritic impact.
King Tutankhamun's prospectors discovered the glass in the Libyan Desert, which has been now dated to have formed about 26 million years ago. There was a secret as to why his Egyptian prospectors were looking for this specific glass. Not only was it one of the rarest material that inspired the imagination with its allure and beauty, but it was a gem that most nearly matched the color of the Sun. (King Tut's heretic father made the Sun a deity named Aten - the creator, giver of life, and nurturing spirit of the world.) These golden droplets found strewn about the Libyan Desert were absolutely perfect for the purposes of royalty, even though they probably had no clue as to where they exactly came from.
We have fashioned one of these beautiful, froth-like yellow gemstone all-natural glass droplets into fine cosmic jewelry "cosmos-wear." Found by bedouins and explorers, it has made its way to us to create something fit for a king!
Size: 4.2 grams; Size: 1"L X 3/4"W X 5/8"D, Exceptional Evening Wear!
Ships with an attractive crushed black velvet jewelry box, information and Certificate of Authenticity. Chain not included.
The Libyan Desert Glass has been custom cut and set in this extraordinary 14k gold oval filigree jewelry pendant.
Specifically designed for that awesome person in your life!
Collected before 1970.
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