I've passed up the Herkimer Diamonds the last couple of shows mostly because they were a little pricey, and I didn't know anything about them. So here's the scoop!
These beauties come from Herkimer, New York. They are not really Diamonds, they are a double terminated quartz. This means that when they form, they are not attached to a rock on one end. They form in a softer environment, dolstone, which is more like a clay, this allows them to have faceted points on both ends.
I finally bought some of these beauties. I've looked at the strands for a while, not sure what to do with them, but today I cut the string and they spilled onto my workbench catching the light from all around. As I wrap them, or string them, I'm fascinated by their reflective colors and clarity. I'm so excited to use these with everything! My fascination might be also due to their cyrstal charachateristics:
Herkimer Quartz "Diamonds" are the high energy seekers of the crystal world. A brilliant sparkle, and unusually transparent, they are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy, and they manifest pure, solid Light. They are exceptional healing crystals, conduits of the universal Life Force, and used in meditations, dream and vision work and advanced spiritualization applications.
What ever the draw, they are wonderful little crystals, and as always......I wish I had bought more!
Come see them, be mesmerized by their beauty, and enjoy!