Herkimer Diamonds

Herkimer Diamonds - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

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.

Herkimer Diamond Healing Properties

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

  1. Physical Healer of Herkimer Diamond

The energies of Herkimer Diamonds are considered to be extremely supportive for 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 help stimulate immunity and prevent 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.

  1. Emotional Healer of Herkimer Diamonds

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

Unusual Herkimer Diamonds, which include water, are especially known to heal the emotional body by helping one see deep within him. It enlightens the spirit even in 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.

  1. Spiritual Healer of Herkimer Diamond

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.

  1. Heals and Balances Chakra of Herkimer Diamond

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 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 understand his existence on this earth and how he can be himself among the others. The crown chakra gives the strength to fight setbacks and turmoil by making one understand that they are essential to 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 balance within the environment. When the heart chakra is out of balance, it inculcates the feeling of 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 of a relationship.

Herkimer Diamonds Facts

Some facts about Herkimer Diamond

  1. 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.
  2. Herkimer Diamonds honours the Roman goddess of silence, Angerona. 
  3. The clear crystals of Herkimer Diamonds are believed to arouse the life force energy called the Kundalini.
  4. Herkimer Diamonds are not associated with any zodiac sign, neither are they traditional birthstones.
  5. The formation of Herkimer Diamonds is not unravelled yet.
  6.  Herkimer Diamonds are also recognized for their impressive inclusions, for example, skeleton crystals, phantom crystals, hydrocarbons (oil) and various other fluid inclusions.

Metaphysical Properties Of Herkimer Diamond

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 In News

Herkimer Diamonds Color

The Herkimer Diamonds are colorless 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.

Herkimer Diamonds Colors

  • CleavageWeak
  • Other Names
  • Crystal HabitTetragonal
  • StreakWhite
  • Refractive IndexBirefringent 1.543-1.554
  • DiaphaneityTransparent, Translucent
  • Mohs scale (hardness)
  • SourcesUSA
  • Chemical formulaSiO2
  • LustreVitreous
  • ColorColourless, Purple, Rose, Red, Black, Yellow, Brown, Green, Blue, Orange, etc.
  • Chakra HealingThird Eye Chakra,Heart chakra,Crown Chakra
  • BirthstoneApril
  • Zodiacsagittarius
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  • Jamie
    Oct 29, 2014, 5:50:41 PM

    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...

  • Gemexi
    Nov 6, 2014, 4:11:09 PM

    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.

  • Gemexi
    Apr 10, 2015, 3:37:58 AM

    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!!

  • Brooklyn
    Jul 2, 2015, 4:32:48 AM

    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.

  • Ryker
    Jul 3, 2015, 5:18:13 AM

    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.

  • Lucenia
    Aug 1, 2019, 10:28:50 PM

    Herkimer Diamond is such a lovely stone. I love the stone and your jewelry too.

  • jenith
    Nov 19, 2019, 9:47:43 PM

    Herkimer is one of my favourite stone and the quality of your stone is just awesome..Thank you gemexi

  • nimmy
    Jan 10, 2020, 10:20:24 PM

    Herkimer is all-time favourite stone it gives royal feeling with its sparkling shine.\n

  • reith
    Jul 29, 2020, 4:55:18 AM

    You have written interesting facts on your page. I enjoy reading it.

  • Jacob
    Dec 31, 2020, 7:19:19 AM

    I was confused in between diamond and Herkimer diamond but now everything is clear and it has great healing powers for overall body. Your article always provide great information. Keep it up

    Dec 31, 2020, 12:24:21 PM

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  • Kathy
    Feb 28, 2022, 3:24:52 PM

    Very informative and helpful. Has anyone discussed the Herkimer Diamond being found in Arizona?

    Mar 1, 2022, 10:17:13 AM

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  • Ebrima
    Apr 1, 2022, 9:24:21 AM

    I personally love this stone. I have a collection of this jewelry and now I am adding a new one, a raw herkimer ring, the is so so so pretty. thank you gemexi for updating the new collection.


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