This is a large Herkimer Diamond crystal with many
Bright rainbows show from many angles. A rainbow occurs
when light is refracted by the prismatic effect of
inclusions. Also called color veils, metaphysically
inclined persons believe a rainbow crystal will bring
rainbows into ones life; assisting in dealing with
negativity. Crystal healers maintain they increase
awareness that love is within all moments of life's
experiences. Rainbows show best in bright light !
Many of the inclusions are self healed fractures. At some
point during its growth, fractures occurred and the
crystal continued growing, sealing over the fracture. Self
healed crystals are considered powerful healers because of
their ability to have healed themselves.
Other internal inclusions in quartz, occur when a solid,
liquid, or gaseous foreign body encloses itself in the
quartz during the growth process. In the case of this
particular Herkimer, iron oxide and black hydrocarbon
(anthraxolite) were present. The black hydrocarbon was
trapped inside in a powdery form, and gives the Herkimer a
rich smoky look.
Iron oxide is found both inside in a healed fracture, as
well as externally. Metaphysical healers these quartz
crystals 'golden healers'. As it's name suggests, it is
used in all healing situations, including the spiritual.
This is a complete double terminated Herkimer Diamond with
blemished points. One point has a hopper mark imprint
(seen below in the top image).
The other point terminated in a vug not quite big enough
to allow it to completely form. The attachment mark is
best seen in the image above. Other images show additional
matrix marks are present as well.
While this Herkimer Diamond is D grade because of the
bunged points, there are several large smooth facets, or
faces that feel impressive. The striation marks on some
can be seen in several of the images.
It's large size makes it a great fit for holding in your
Most times it's not the incredible AA grade Herkimers that
healers look for. It's the interesting inclusions and
other attributes that those interested in the metaphysical
This large Herkimer Diamond crystal certainly fills the