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Authentic Libyan Desert Glass 14k Gold Cabochon
Authentic Libyan Desert Glass Jewelry Pendant 14k Gold
The Egyptians were probably the first to discover Libyan Desert Glass. They used it in jewelry and were fascinated enough with it to carve it into the form of a scarab which was then placed as the centerpiece in one of the breastplates for the young Egyptian Pharaoh King Tutankhamun.
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 26 million year old glass is so extraordinary that upon scientific examination it was found to be filled with nano-diamonds, iridium, traces of chondrite meteorite and other geological signatures of an apparent meteoritic impact.
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 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 the king, even though the Egyptians probably had no clue as to where this exotic yellow glass exactly originated.
We have fashioned one of these beautiful, froth-like yellow gemstones into fine cosmic jewelry. Found by bedouins and explorers, it has made its way to us to create jewelry fit for royalty!
Size: 4.2 grams; Size: 1"L X 3/4"W X 3/8"D, Exceptional Evening Wear
Ships with an attractive crushed black velvet jewelry box, information and Certificate of Authenticity. Chain not included.
Legally collected before 1970.