It is named after its main locality (Trebic outskirts of Ceské Budejovice) Moldan River, its original Czech name is Vitavin. Moldavite is a tektite variation (meteorite glass). Probably moldavites are approximately 15 million years old parts of a meteorite which impacted near Stuttgart (Nördlinger Ries, Germany). It has a typical look, its green colour may be nicer in light, its surface is typically striated. Jewels are made of it with raw, rustic rocks and polished faceted or cameo. Unfortunately its glass imitations turned up.