Herkimer Diamonds

Herkimer Diamonds Last updated : June 23, 2018 1:32 AM

The most powerful of all the Quartz crystal, Herkimer Diamonds are the high energy seeker crystals of the world. They are beautiful transparent crystal that exhibit brilliant sparkle, spiritual energy, and solid light. Herkimer Diamonds are considered as the gateway to the universal life force that not only enhances the spiritual energy, but also acts as the physical and emotional healer.

Herkimer Diamonds became extremely popular and recognized in the 18th century after some miners discovered them while mining in large deposits and quantities into the Mohawk River Valley dolostone. Eventually, geologists also found deposits in the Herkimer County, which led to its name, Herkimer Diamonds. Moreover, Herkimer County was named after the revolutionary war General Nicholas Herkimer. The native Mohawk Indians of the area are generally known as the “People of this Crystal”.

The Herkimer Quartz stone are generally known as Herkimer Diamonds because of the reason that they look very much identical to that of Diamonds and have the shine and sparkle just like them.

The Herkimer Diamond is tremendously valuable for healing purposes. The lucidity, intensity and high frequency of Herkimer crystal make possible the process of removing energy blocks or debris.  It increases the light energy in the body that stimulates healing. It is an extraordinarily powerful crystal that can clear radioactivity, electromagnetic pollution, and stress. Herkimer Diamond makes a very good elixir too.

Where is Herkimer Diamonds found?

They were first found in Herkimer County in New York, where large deposits of these crystals are still found. They have also been found in Afghanistan, and in the Himalayan deposits of China.

Healing Properties

The beneficial properties that Herkimer Diamonds bestows on its wearers are:

  • Physical Healer

The energies of Herkimer Diamonds are considered to be extremely supportive for the eyesight and other eye-related ailments. Its energies also purify the body, drive out the toxins, and balance the metabolism, DNA/RNA, and cellular disorders. Herkimer Diamonds are helpful in stimulating immunity, and preventing physical exhaustion.

Herkimer Diamonds are believed to be a supreme remedy for combating pains of all kind. It absorbs all the pain when it is placed on the affected area. It is also considered great for relieving tensions and re-aligning the body structure. It helps facilitating healing and assists memory recall.

  • Emotional Healer

Herkimer Diamond transmits energy of subtle harmony and accord. It allows one to appreciate and thank whatever supreme has inculcated in us. It lets one to be what he actually his rather than making him pretentious.

Unusual Herkimer Diamonds, which include water in it, are especially known to heal the emotional body by helping one to see deep within him. It enlightens the spirit even into dark places. The water-inclusions containing Herkimer crystals are known to stimulate the heart centre, forming an uplifting and enlightening energy that may help the wearer to express his emotions and feelings.

  • Spiritual Healer

Herkimer crystals are considered to be a powerful tool for travelling into astral bodies. It explores the expanded reality of the universe and connects it with the humankind. The internal structure of the Herkimer Diamonds makes it ideal for both receiving and sending energy. The high vibration frequency that Herkimer Diamonds embraces stimulates the psychic and mystic energies of the wearer. This crystal also helps in recovering the past life information.

The brightest light emitted by Herkimer crystal purifies one's energy fields and soul and attunes him with the divine.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

Herkimer Diamonds are known to clean and heal the brow and the crown chakra. The pure and radiant lights of Herkimer Diamonds act well in activating these chakras.

The brow chakra or the third eye chakra directs the human being to the activities going around the world. It allows the person to learn what is important and unimportant, and how to sort it. A balanced brow chakra makes the internal communication and thoughts of the person clean and healthy. It makes the person open to new ideas so that he can transform his mindset and thought the process for the betterment of life.

The crown chakra that is situated at the top of the head acts as a conduit between our mind and the wide universe that is beyond the reach of the human being. It makes the person understands his existence on this earth, and how can he be himself in between the others. The crown chakra gives the strength to fight with the setbacks and turmoil by making one understand that they are an essential part of everyone’s life.

The rare water-inclusion containing Herkimer Diamond is believed to heal the heart chakra, which is the bridge between all the above and below chakras. A balanced heart chakra gives the wearer to balance within the environment. When the heart chakra is out of balance, it inculcates the feeling being controlled in a relationship. The energy of white-inclusion containing Herkimer crystal resolves blockades and invigorates the heart chakra. It helps the wearer to deal with the ups and downs in a relationship.

Herkimer Diamonds Facts

Some facts about Herkimer Diamonds

  • The first discovery sites of Herkimer Diamonds were in the city of Little Falls and in the village of Middleville. This has given these Herkimer crystals other names of Little Falls Diamond and Middleville Diamond.
  • Herkimer Diamonds honours the Roman goddess of silence, Angerona. 
  • The clear crystals of Herkimer Diamonds are believed to arouse the life force energy called the Kundalini.
  • Herkimer Diamonds are not associated with any zodiac sign, neither are they traditional birthstones.
  • The formation of Herkimer Diamonds is not unravelled yet.
  •  Herkimer Diamonds are also recognized for their impressive inclusions, for example, skeleton crystals, phantom crystals, hydrocarbons (oil) and various other fluid inclusions.

Metaphysical Properties

Herkimer Diamond is a generic name given to double faceted quartz that is found within the dolostone. These double-terminated and small crystals are petite and short, which generally forms in hard rocks that provide them strength.

On Moh’s scale of hardness, Herkimer Diamond measures 7.5, which determines its good hardness.

Herkimer Diamonds at a Glance

Cleavage Weak
Other Names NA
Crystal Habit Tetragonal
Streak White
Refractive Index Birefringent 1.543-1.554
Diaphaneity Transparent, Translucent
Moh's scale (hardness) 7
Sources USA
Chemical formula SiO2
Lustre Vitreous
Color Colourless, Purple, Rose, Red, Black, Yellow, Brown, Green, Blue, Orange, etc.
Chakra Healing Heart chakra, Third eye chakra, Crown chakra

Herkimer Diamonds Color

The Herkimer Diamonds are colourless and clear, and sometimes they may also contain air bubbles, rainbow inclusions, and black carbon deposits. A few percentages of these stones also contain water inclusions. Quite a lot of Herkimer Diamonds are smoky rather than being clear.

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Thanks for this unique information...actually I got stuck to a little confusion about is there any difference between diamonds and herkimer diamonds. But now everything seems to be like a crystal...all clear...
Reply on 29/10/14
Herkimer diamond is actually different from Diamond. Its hardness is 7 which is less than that of Diamond which has 10. It is rare charm as compared to Diamond.
Reply on 6/11/14
Thanks Jewelexi for this informative article. I find the information useful. I wanna try the healing powers and properties of this gemstone. But as per your words it is neither a birthstone nor is associated with any Zodiac. So, what should I do? Please suggest.
Reply on 17/11/14
we have updated our new gathered information..this gemstone is suitable for Saggitarius beings and for April born...so you may move on and tune it and live your life happily...best of luck!!
Reply on 10/4/15
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Reply on 20/5/15
Thanks Joy, for guiding me such an easy path. I will try this section. The great thing is that this service is totally free. Thanks to Jewelexi for its nice work..!!
Reply on 14/6/15
Herkimer Diamonds are the most powerful of all Quartz crystals. Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to not only transmit their own energies, but to receive spiritual energy and to amplify and focus it intently.
Reply on 2/7/15
Herkimer diamonds is a blissful stone to use during meditation! The purity and beauty of the energy of these crystals may draw angelic beings and higher spirit guides to it.
Reply on 3/7/15
Holla! i want to share something about me jewelexi..
Actually i'm allergic to pollution that surrounds me. Every time when i step out of my house.. a mechanic near home pollutes our area. I m very irritated from this pollution.. i wanna buy this stone for the healing of electromagnetic pollution, and stress result of work load. Please suggest jewelexi
Reply on 18/1/16

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