Attention Collectors ! Here's a great assortment of interesting raw Herkimer Diamond specimens for the beginning or serious crystal collector.
Sizes & descriptions:
- 11x6x4.5 / 1.9 ct. raw crystal, pictured right. The black hydrocarbon, or anthraxolite, makes it interesting. It looks like a fluffy ball, with 97% of it encased in the gem near one of the sharp tips.
- Another specimen that includes anthraxolite is the 11.5x7.5x5.5 mm / 2.9 ct. Herk., it's pictured on the left. Near one of the sharp points is a sparkly inclusion with the beginnings of a tiny seed crystal. If not for the small touch of dolomite, this would have been a floater crystal.
- The 12.25x9x8 mm / 4.4 ct. is a floater crystal, very unusual for a B grade. While the inside is cloudy with growth occurrences, facets and double termination points are sharp and clean. Pictured 2nd from the right, it has the popular gumball shape.
- Pictured 2nd from the left is a 14x10x8 mm / 3.6 ct. bridge crystal with hopper markings. The bridge is clearly seen in some of the pictures as is the pale yellow color.
- The largest, 21.5x9.5x8.5 mm / 11.4 ct. is pictured in the center. This elongated shape is very unusual in raw Herkimer Diamonds, especially this large. While it may be internally cloudy, 97% of facets (faces) are clean and smooth and double terms are sharp.
This is a fun collection of raw Herkimer Diamond specimens. It's even more interesting when viewed with a loupe, which is why we are including one!