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What are Herkimer Diamonds


If diamonds are a girls best friend the Herkimer Diamonds are a free spirited womans very best friend. These 'Diamonds' have mesmerised me since I was first introduced to them. 

A Herkimer diamond is not only beautiful it's a powerful healing crystal which gives clarity and peace.

These beauties aren't your average diamonds – they're actually double-terminated quartz crystals found in Herkimer County, New York. But here's where it gets exciting: people believe they have some seriously magical powers.

The clear crystals are found in the rock  and have unusual shapes, with some sharp edges and some parts of them have diamond type es shapes making up part of them. They're ethically mined and can be up to 500 million years old.  When I say mined, I don't mean mined in the traditional sense of digging tunnels underground. These are collected from the surface.

But I'm often asked 'what are Herkimer Diamonds?

While they're not actually traditional diamonds, the Herkimer "Diamond" is a type of high-vibrational, exceptionally clear form of Quartz that attunes you to your soul's purpose, environment and energy of others.

Herkimer Diamonds bring balance and clarity along with rustic charm. These glistening stones come from nature as they are, raw, uncut and unpolished. Although they are often clear they also contain inclusions of carbon giving them interesting colouring patterns within.

They naturally have a diamond-like geometrical shape, an organic, uncut and unpolished look that resembles diamond shapes and are close to five hundred million years old.

These fascinating gems have interesting inclusions which make every piece unique ensuring boho babes have a truly unique piece of jewellery making it even more special.

The pieces we make with lots of dark inclusions are in our 'Starry Nights' collection and perfect for black diamond lovers.

Powers Of Herkimer Diamonds

They're like the superheroes of the crystal world, seriously.  From boosting your energy to enhancing your intuition, Herkimer Diamonds are said to be the ultimate spiritual companions. Plus, they're believed to clear negative energy and promote harmony and balance in your life. Talk about a crystal with some serious mojo! Whether you're into crystal healing or just love a good sparkly rock, Herkimer Diamonds are definitely worth checking out. Who knows, maybe you'll discover a whole new level of zen.

So, what is a Herkimer Diamond? A perfect piece of Boho Bling for women who love modern bohemian style, are their own person and have a free spirit.

So, let's talk about why Herkimer Diamonds are so popular?  First off, they've got that whole natural beauty thing going on – I mean, have you seen them sparkle? It's like having a little piece of the cosmos right with you. But it's not just about looks; these babies are seriously versatile.

Whether you're into crystal healing, meditation, or just love decking yourself out in some serious bling, Herkimer Diamonds have got you covered. Plus, they're super rare and only found in one small corner of the world – Herkimer County, New York, to be exact. So, owning one feels like you're part of an exclusive club.

But perhaps the best part? They're not just pretty faces; people swear by their spiritual properties, believing they can bring clarity, positivity, and good vibes into your life. So really, what's not to love about Herkimer Diamonds? They're like a little slice of magic in a world that could always use a bit more sparkle.

Desiderate have some incredibly beautiful Herkimer Diamond jewellery and more pieces are always being made, so click any of the images to see more details.


1 comment

  • Lydia

    Thankyou! Wonderful information and I am now a firm fan of your beautiful Herkimer Diamonds. I have the Peace Withing Cluster and The Boho Bling ring and am adding the studs to my collection today.

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