Herkimer Diamonds, although they are just as beautiful these gemstones, are actually not diamonds at all, but a type of quartz. The prices and quality of diamonds and Herkimer diamonds are entirely different making Herkimer diamonds are mor...
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Herkimer Diamonds, although they are just as beautiful these gemstones, are actually not diamonds at all, but a type of quartz. The prices and quality of diamonds and Herkimer diamonds are entirely different making Herkimer diamonds are more affordable.
Physical Energy Properties: Excellent for detoxing and cleansing. Useful for reducing the effects of radiation and electromagnetic pollution. Balances the metabolism and aids in cellular disorders. Relieves symptoms of stress and anxiety in the body bringing relaxation.
Emotional Energy Properties: Relaxes the mind and soothes anxiety and nervousness. Helps in being mindful and living in the present moment. Promotes creativity and stimulates the imagination. Good for new beginnings.
Chakras: Associated with the Crown chakra and higher guidance.
Astrological signs: Related to the sign of Sagittarius.
History: Much like diamonds Herkimer Diamonds started forming more than 500 million years ago in Dolostone which covered Herkimer County, New York in the Cambrian Age which is also where it gets its name from. It was first found while excavating the Mohawk River Valley in the 18th century.
Where it's found: First found in the 18th Century in Herkimer County, New York, it’s now also found in other parts of the United States like Arizona, Afghanistan, China, Norway, and Ukraine.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Herkimer diamonds are a double-terminated crystal with a diamond shape. They are bright, clear, colourless, contain air bubbles, rainbow inclusions, and even black carbon deposits. Their value is determined by its colour, clarity, cut, and carat weight much like natural diamonds and the value is documented in a GIA certificate. The clearer and larger the Herkimer diamond, the more valuable it is.
How to use it: Wear in jewelry for short periods of time. Place by a computer or any other electronics to reduce electromagnetic interference. Make a room spray by putting the Herkimer diamond in some distilled water in a spray bottle and spraying as needed.