Herkimer Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend!
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- By Debby Saksewski
April’s birthstone is the popular diamond. While diamonds are beautiful and a wonderful traditional stone for gifts and milestone jewelry, Herkimer Diamonds are a beautiful alternative!
Herkimer Diamonds are quartz crystals that are found in Herkimer County, New York. These gemstones are set apart from typical clear quartz crystals as these crystals are formed with double terminations. What does this mean? These crystals have tapered ends on the top and bottom of the crystal, which is a rare and amazing natural creation.
If you find yourself in Herkimer County, New York, there are a few mines you should check out! A few are Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer Diamond Mines, and Crystal Grove Diamond Mine and Campground.
Be prepared to work for your crystals, though. Herkimer diamonds are formed in cavities within Dolostones; dolostones are sedimentary rock similar to limestone and very tough. When you crack open your dolostones and find the coveted Herkimer diamonds, you may find some are colorless, some are smoky, some have inclusions and terminations.
From a metaphysical standpoint – Herkimer Diamonds are said to be a great stone for attunement; attuning with others and your surroundings.
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