These pieces of natural glass are named from the Greek word “Tektos”, which means molten. They are formed when terrestrial debris is ejected into space by meteorite impacts. Most of them are quite small, and some are only millimetres in diameter, known as microtektites.
Tektites, due to being a product of extraterrestrial phenomena, are associated with worlds outside our own. They are believed to facilitate communication with otherworldly realms and encourage spiritual growth. In some traditional societies, tektites are worn to promote fertility for both men and women.
Although not a birthstone, tektite is affiliated with the zodiac signs Aries and Cancer. It is often associated with the third eye chakra.