Gemstone: Herkimer Diamond
Herkimer "diamonds" are raw quartz crystals mined exclusively in Herkimer, NY. Nearly 500 millions years old, these gemstones are naturally formed with 18 facets, 6 sides, and 2 points, holding history within their unique inclusions.
MOHs Hardness: 7.5
Origins: Herkimer, NY
Care: Though hardy and durable, Herkimers can break. Avoid dropping them onto hard surfaces. To clean, soak in warm, soapy water and remove any dirt with a toothbrush or the like.
Healing Properties: Herkimer quartz "diamonds" are believed to amplify and promote mental purity, visions, and spiritualization of physical life.