Geology / History

Herkimer Diamonds are double terminated Quartz crystals with a diamond-like geometrical shape. They were originally found within exposed outcrops of Dolostone in & around Herkimer Country, New York as well as the Mohawk River Valley. Many of the New York crystals are known for their excellent clarity.

These crystals formed extremely slowly & are close to five hundred million years old. Formation takes place in small solution cavities or vugs. They can also form in larger cavities called pockets these are several feet in diameter. Herkimer diamonds are found clear, cloudy, smokey & can containing a variety of rare impurities. Some crystals contain anthraxolite or decayed plant life. The anthraxolite resembles bits of black coal within the crystals. The rarest of inclusions is yellow coloured petroleum.

Metaphysical Properties

The attunement stone of pure joy & peace. They play an important role in the spiritual evolution of the human race. Herkimer diamonds hold a pure white light, which show us the illusion that binds us to our fears & assist in clearing the system of them.

They release repressed emotions which allows complete relaxation mentally & physically. Herkimer’s have a massive effect on Kundalini energy, creating expansion of the auric field & life force energy. They resonate with, amplify & open all chakras increasing connectivity on all levels.

Herkimer’s bring forth the Angelic realm, & can be used to attune with very high vibration energies, providing great support through initiation or healing processes. Herkimer’s stimulate clairvoyant, clairaudient & psychic abilities. They propel energy transmitions making them excellent manifestation crystals.

Meditate with to open doorways of past life memories & ancient knowledge. Excellent for stress relief & quiets a chatty mind. Through difficult & challenging times the Herkimer’s are powerful allies of unwavering strength & love. They also strengthen & amplify all other crystals. Truth & enlightenment are found in the heart of a Herkimer.

Golden Enhydro Herkimer Diamonds

These beauties are a very rare geological creation. Trapped inside the bright yellow bubbles is ancient petroleum/oil & carbon (anthraxolite-plant matter). These joyous crystals bring an incomparably high vibration with immense happiness.

They promote creativity, acting like highly energised battery cells. Powerfully resonating with all chakras. Angelic connections are opened & anchored into the physical realm, embracing peace, tranquillity & love. Excellent in grids & healing as they perpetuate the energy increasing its intensity.

Crystal Healing

Can be attuned to assist with all aspects of existence.

Mineralogy

Group: Quartz, Silicate-Tectosilicate

Crystal System: Trigonal

Composition: SiO2

Form/Habit: Prismatic

Hardness: 7.5

Cleavage: None

Fracture: Conchoidal

Lustre: Vitreous

Streak: White

Specific Gravity: 2.65

Transparency: Transparent, translucent, opaque

R.I: 1.544 to 1.553

Colour: Colourless, Brown, Black. Green, Pink, Violet, White, Yellow, Orange, Purple

Birefringence: 0.009

Pleochroism: Weakly Dichroic