Herkimer Diamond Crystals
Natural, beautiful and brilliant, Herkimer Crystals are exquisite.
Because of the gem stone's clarity, natural facets, and double termination
(points at both ends), these crystals are known to many as Herkimer
These quartz crystals, with a hardness of seven (on the Moh's Scale),
can be used to make unique jewelry. Pendants and earrings wrapped in
wire are the most common. Jewelry quality diamonds will be found on
AA to C grade pages of
At approximately five hundred million years old, Herkimer's also make
exceptional specimen pieces. Cabinet specimen pieces can be found on
the Matrix page of the site.
Those interested in the metaphysical may be aware of the unusual scientific
properties of quartz crystal. Herkimer Diamonds, like all quartz, have the ability
to convert one form of energy into another. For example, when pressure
is applied to a crystal, energy is released in the form of heat, light
and electrical voltage. This is what is known as 'piezoelectricity'.
Each of the Herkimer Diamonds featured on this site are in their natural
gem form and were mined in central New York state. Picture descriptions of the gem stones throughout the site will
include specific information about the quartz crystals for sale as well
as general information. All Herkimer Diamonds shown are the quartz crystals
you are purchasing.