What Makes The Herkimer Diamond So Unique?

Herald for its magnificent sparkle and multi-faceting, the Herkimer Diamond was the perfect choice to include as the hero in our statement piece necklace in our new Panache Collection. Despite its natural rawness and beauty, the Herkimer ‘Diamond’ is not actually a diamond, but instead a crystal quartz with many qualities that make it truly one of a kind!

The Herkimer Diamond, dubbed after the Herkimer County in New York where they are predominantly found, gains the ‘diamond’ in its name from its purity and amazing transparency and unique double termination points that are not usually typical of a crystal quartz. This is due to the crystals growing naturally with little interference from their surroundings. Dating as far back as the early 18th century, the Herkimer Diamond is believed to be over 500 million years old and sometimes contains rainbow inclusions, which further adds to the beauty of the stone. What holds the biggest appeal of the Herkimer Diamond is its incredible natural clarity, and the amount of light it refracts from the surface – without the need for any sort of polishing and its superior healing properties. 

Aside from the undoubtedly stunning visual appeal and mystique of the Herkimer Diamond, the double termination at both ends of the crystal is what allows it to possess a channelling ability. The Herkimer is one of the most energetically powerful quartz, and is known for its incredible attuning abilities and has been used traditionally in healing, for achieving heightened awareness, balance and create a sense of inner peace and serenity.

While some may dismiss the healing qualities of crystals, others celebrate them for their mineral structures and ability to interact with and change according to the individual persons own natural body frequencies and vibrations. These energies differ from person to person and is what makes the connections we feel with particular gems and jewellery pieces truly unique and personal.

Its connection to strengthening the heart chakra and energy centres of your body, make the Herkimer Diamond particularly beautiful worn as a pendant or necklace. In the past, Native Americans are known to have used Herkimer Diamonds in healing and ceremony, recognising these effects when designing their amulets and jewellery pieces. To view our new Panache Collection that features the Herkimer Diamond, be sure to visit our website!

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