Herkimer Quartz ‘Diamonds’ are a variety of Quartz crystal found in and around Herkimer, New York, USA. They are silicon dioxide crystals with a hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system. They are harder than most other Quartz varieties, and may be because Herkimers are formed in a hard rock matrix. Herkimers are short, small, stubby double-terminated shapes and the glossy surfaces make them superficially resemble Diamond crystals. 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.
This stone energises, enlivens, and promotes creativity and is a powerful attunement crystal. However, Herkimers are not a stone for children and animals as they have powerful otherworldly energies.
Meditating with a Herkimer may support you in letting go of unconscious fears and help in the overall expansion of your being. It can be used to access past life information so that you recognise blockages or resistance to your spiritual growth by promoting dream recall.
Herkimer attunes people and links them together when they have to be parted: each person should retain one stone.
Herkimers are said to be one of the strongest crystals for clearing electromagnetic pollution or radioactivity.
Using Herkimer Diamonds may result in surprising insights, creativity and true vision in every area of your life. It is also said to boost the immune system so it may be a helpful stone for healing this type of health issues.
Herkimers are reputed to prevent physical exhaustion and burnout, stimulate immune defences and assist in genetic problems.
Types and Colours
Amethyst Herkimer facilitates creativity and attunement to the higher mind, releasing obsessions and ingrained behaviour patterns.
Blue Herkimer with Boulangerite abhors stagnation and pushes you forward into what you might be, at a pace you can accept.
Golden Enhydro Herkimer cleanses the emotional body, creating emotional well-being.
Herkimer with Citrine is an excellent antidote to fatigue caused by negative energies.
Smoky Herkimer has a strong grounding energy to help you overcome feeling ‘wired’.
Zodiac: Aries & Sagittarius
Birthstone: April & December
Empowerment: Beauty is more lasting than profit.