Home | PEARLS | JEWELRY | GEMSTONE BEADS | Gemstones | ANCIENT Beads | SKULLS GENUINE NATURAL BLACK METEOR TEKTITE HUMAN SKULL CARVING BEAD ~ Handmade Item # : 420 0172 Type of carving : Genuine natural black Meteor Tektite human skull carving / focal bead Design : Human skull bead Material : Genuine natural Meteor Tektite Amount : 1 (one) piece * All photos are taken from the actual item * Gemstone weight : approx. 1.30 grams Size : Length: approx. 11.10 mm Width: approx. 9.77 mm Depth: approx. 11.11 mm All measurements are taken at the widest points Drilling : This skull carving is fully drilled vertically from top to bottom with an approx. 1.20 mm diameter drill hole. You will receive this piece loose / not strung. Color of gemstone : Black Origin of gemstone : Tibet ~ Himalayas Origin of carving : Hand-carved by Balinese master-craftsmen Quality of carving : New and excellent Treatment : None ~ 100 % natural Meteor Tektite and natural color Gemstone quality : Opaque stone ~ eye clean Luster : Exquisite silken polish Definition of Meteor Tektite : Tektites (from Greek tektos, meaning “molten”) are natural glass rocks up to a few centimeters in size, which most scientists argue were formed by the impact of large meteorites on Earth’s surface. Tektites are typically black or olive-green, and their shape varies from rounded to irregular. Tektites are among the “driest” rocks, with an average water content of 0.005%. This is very unusual, as most if not all of the craters where tektites may have formed were underwater before impact. Also, partially melted zircons have been discovered inside a handful of tektites. This, along with the water content, suggests that the tektites were formed under phenomenal temperature and pressure not normally found on the surface of the Earth. The terrestrial-impact theory states that a meteorite impact melts material from the Earth’s surface and catapults it up to several hundred kilometers away from the impact site, which means that it must have travelled through space (thus explaining the dryness). The molten material cools and solidifies to glass. According to this theory, a meteorite impact causes their formation, but the precursor material of tektites is primarily of terrestrial origin, as determined from isotopic measurements. Today, the terrestrial origin of tektites is widely accepted based on the results of many geochemical and isotopic studies. Remarks : Don’t miss this opportunity to own this stunning & rare meteor Tektite carving for your collection or to make a stunning piece of jewelry Our photographs have been enlarged to show details. Most details shown in the large image are actually not visible to the naked eye. We have made the image as close as possible to the original item when viewed on our screen. Depending on the viewers monitor settings, these items may appear a few shades lighter or darker in comparison to the original object. Why Shop with AGUSTUS-Collection » eBay Seller since the Year 2000 » Very high Approval Rating » Outstanding Collection » Custom Orders & Wholesale » Free Shipping for purchases over US$ 500 » Combine Shipping for 10 days » Secure Packing & Shipping Services » Secure Payment » Items are guaranteed as described » Clear Return Policy » Fast Support Response » Outstanding Customer Service Visit my eBay Store: AGUSTUS-Collection Add to Favorite Stores | Sign up for Store Newsletter Home | Return Policy | Store Policy | Shipping | Payment | Procedure | Guides | FAQs | About us AGUSTUS-Collection – Store Categories SOUTH SEA PEARLS PEARLS South Sea Pearls SINGLE South Sea Pearl STRANDS South Sea Pearl PAIRS South Sea KESHI Pearls South Sea Pearl CARVINGS South Sea Pearl JEWELRY KASUMI Pearls TAHITIAN Pearls NATURAL Wild PEARLS FRESHWATER Pearls AKOYA Pearls MABE Pearls SILVER JEWELRY 925 Sterling Jewelry Sterling Silver 925 Jewelry Gold Vermeil Silver925 SILVER 925 BEADS & FINDINGS Gold VERMEIL Silver BEADS Gold VERMEIL Silver FINDINGS GEMSTONE BEADS GEMSTONE Carvings AMBER Carvings Gemstones (loose) OPAL AMMOLITE Ammonite Other Gemstones SHELL /Mother-of-Pearl Carving Rare ANCIENT Beads TRIBAL Beads TRADE Beads COINS Ancient & Antique ANTIQUITIES Ancient COINS Ancient BEADS Other Ancient Artifacts Asian ART & ANTIQUES SKULLS & Skull Beads VARIOUS Material BEADS Display & Packing Horn, Bone & Wood Other Show all subcategories Get images thatmake Supersized seem small.THE simple solution for eBay sellers.