HERKIMER DIAMONDS are often placed in the hands of students of metaphysics to attune them to their instructors learning style and vibration, prior to class. This is done to make sure the student will trust the new information also, this relaxes them to a deeper level of receptivity.
Herkimers were named after place where they were first found at Herkimer, New York USA. It’s Not a real diamond, though it certainly has a unique beauty in its natural state. A real Diamond, is cut and polished to bring out its vibrance but a Herkimer Diamond requires no cutting or polishing at all. It is faceted and sparkling naturally. Herkimer is a generic name for a double-terminated quartz crystal with a point at each end that has grown in clay. A Libra and Scorpio birthstone. Herkimers have a hardness of seven (on the Moh’s Scale).
Herkimer diamonds became largely recognized after workmen discovered them in large quantities while cutting into the Mohawk River Valley dolostone in the late 18th century. Geologists discovered exposed dolostone in Herkimer County and began mining there. The popularity of mining for double-terminated quartz in the Herkimer County outcroppings is what led to the name, Herkimer diamonds.
Currently, Herkimer diamonds can be found in large measure in at least Herkimer, Fulton, and Montgomery counties, and double-pointed quartz crystals have also been found in abundance, in Tibet and Afghanistan as well as in other countries.
Many of the New York crystals are known for their extreme clarity. Specific metaphysical qualities include: balances the right and left hemispheres of the brain resulting in: Out-of-this-world knowledge and comprehension, like all quartz crystals they have the ability to convert one form of energy into another, they have the ability to amplify other gemstones healing properties, A great stone for understanding esoteric information, Encourages creative and artistic abilities, Elevates the auric field to the point where its stabilized so it cannot be penetrated by outside forces; protective and uplifting. What a powerful stone!