This is the lesser known astronomical gemstone.
Just like Moldavite, Enstatite is a gemstone from out of space! It’s possible that this gemstone was once a natural satellite orbiting the planet Mercury.
In 1952, a large Enstatite weighing over 100kg landed in a farmer’s field in Canada. From its angle of impact, creating a 1.5 metre crater, scientists believe it to have come from the inner solar system.
Unlike Moldavite, Enstatite isn’t always from space, it can sometimes be found alongside Peridot and Diamonds in Kimberlite pipes.
I have recently managed to purchase a small parcel of extremely special Enstatite. Totalling 126ct (average 3ct per piece), not only is it from out of space, it also demonstrates wonderful chatoyancy!
In appearance Enstatite normally has a look like brownish Jasper and has been discovered in such countries as India, Canada, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Occasionally a rare green variety is discovered, this receives its magnificent vivid colour from the presence of chrome and is therefore normally referred to as Chrome Enstatite.
Enstatite is also closely related to Bronzite.