Enchanting Herkimer Diamond

Herkimer Diamond Meaning and Healing Properties

Herkimer Diamond is the trade name for highly collectible double terminated Clear Quartz crystals mined in Herkimer County, New York and the Mohawk River Valley. Similar double terminated crystals are found in many other locations like Arizona, Afghanistan, Norway, Ukraine, and China, although, its incorrect to refer to them as Herkimer Diamond.

Contrary to the name, Herkimers are not real Diamonds but Quartz! The name "diamond" is used to describe their exceptional clarity and well formed faces. It can be used as an alternate for the April Birthstone, DiamondHerkimer Diamonds are typically double terminated because of the crystals growing with very little or no contact with their host rock. The host rock of Herkimer Diamonds are Cambrian-age, Little Falls Dolostone geological formation. The Little Falls Dolostone deposit is from about 500 million years ago and the Herkimers formed in cavities within the dolostone. Herkimer Diamonds can have inclusions like solids, liquids (salt water or petroleum) and gases (usually carbon dioxide). A black hydrocarbon is the most common solid inclusion.

The Mohawk Native Americans referred to themselves as "Kanyenkehaka" which translates to "The People of the Crystals" and the valley where they lived was known as "the Place of Crystals". They were the first documented collectors and traders of Herkimer Diamonds. Mohawk Natives made amulets and jewelry with Herkimer Diamonds, even burying their past loved ones with Herkimers.

Clear Quartz, also known as “Rock Crystal”, is pure silicon dioxide. Clear Quartz is named from the Greek word “krystallos”, meaning “ice”. Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen, with a chemical composition of SiO 2 . All other varieties of Quartz, such as purple Amethyst, yellow Citrine, green Praisolite, or pink Rose Quartz are colored due to tiny inclusions in the silica. Quartz is the most abundant mineral on Earth and found all over it! Most of the sand in the world's beaches is actually the mineral Quartz. Quartz is resistant to weathering so as some rocks weather away, Quartz will remain. It forms at all temperatures and is abundant in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.

Herkimer Diamond is known as the "Stone of Attunement" because of its powerful ability to help you connect with Spirit/Source/God and spirit guides. Beloved by healers, shamans and psychics for their ability to connect you to the spirit realm, Herkimer Diamonds help you communicate with angels, past loved ones and other spirit guides. Herkimer Diamonds are incredible stones for energy work and manifestation because of their powerful ability to amplify energy. 

Hardness: 7

Color: Colorless to smoky. Can have inclusions.

Structure: Triclinic

Care: Avoid prolonged exposure to heat (or extreme heat), direct sunlight and contact with water, abrasive surfaces or chemicals. Remove before contact sports, weight lifting or activities where it may come into contact with force. As always, minerals higher on the hardness scale should be stored away from it.

Cleaning: Warm water, mild soap, and soft cloth.

Feng Shui Placement: Herkimer Diamonds can be placed in any area of the home as it is programmable for intentions.

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Metaphysical properties

♡ Chakra: Crown and Third Eye

♡ Element: Spirit/Ether

♡ Numerology: 3

♡ Zodiac Sign: All

♡ Brings expansion of consciousness & purification

♡ Enhances astral travel, dreams & vision work

♡ Promotes emotional healing & clearing of energy

♡ Used to amplify intentions for accelerated manifestation

♡ Supports overall healing

Use + Crystal pairings

Herkimer Diamond is a powerful crystal of healing and amplification. They can be worn in jewelry to manifest your intentions for the day or used in meditation to help you communicate with the spirit realm. Herkimer Diamonds make great amplifying stones to use in crystal grids.

Ruby + Herkimer Diamond

This combination is great for healing broken hearts and promoting new beginnings in love. Ruby and Black Herkimer harmonize to empower you and heal trauma stuck in the Heart and Root Charkas.

Danburite + Herkimer Diamond

I love this pairing to connect with the Divine Feminine, angels and spirit guides. Danburite and Herkimer Diamond open your Crown Chakra to download higher frequencies and guidance to help support you on your healing journey. Hold this combination or place on your body during meditation for wisdom from higher realms.

Moldvite + Herkimer Diamond

This is a powerful combination to use for manifesting intentions and transforming your life. Pair Moldavite with Herkimer Diamond under the new moon to help you manifest a beautiful new beginning.

Affirmation: I manifest my dreams into reality.

New custom Herkimer Diamond jewelry will be available on this week's Instagram live sales on Thursday, April 4 from 5-8 pm CST and Friday, April 5 from 11 am-1 pm CST! New arrivals will be released to our website Saturday, April 6 @ 4 pm CST!!

Jamie Inglett

Jamie Inglett is an intuitive healer, teacher, author, founder and CEO of Enchanting Earth; a gemstone jewelry and crystal shop. She is a crystal healing expert who has studied crystals and healing since her spiritual awakening in 2012 at a Quartz mine in Arkansas. Jamie has a master’s degree in business administration. She retired from her successful banking career to pursue her mission of spreading empowerment, love, and healing through crystals. Jamie loves to teach crystal healing live on her social media channels. Further your crystal knowledge and join the enchanting community on Instagram @enchantingearthco

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