Hardness: 7.5 – 8
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Chakras: third eye (6th) and crown (7th)
Herkimers, AKA herkimer diamonds are small, usually short and fat double terminated quartz formations with 18 facets.
Herkimer “Diamonds”can be clear, cloudy or smokey depending on the inclusions in them. They got the name herkimer diamonds because they have a brilliance, they are naturally faceted (like diamonds) and they were originally found in Herkimer County in upstate N.Y.
Herkimer diamonds are believed to have begun growing around 500,000,000 years ago. (Yes, that is 500 million years ago).
Herkimers were first discovered in the late 1700s growing very slowly inside vugs (small cavities) of large pieces of dolomite rock. Dolomite is a combination of limestone, calcite bedrock and magnesium.
The fact that these beauties grew in the earth for millions of years makes them powerful and valuable metaphysical healing, meditation, dream work and visionary crystals. Herkimers emanate a pure spiritual light and harmonious energy
Herkimers are associated with the crown chakra and are involved with higher spiritual realms and visionary work. Often used in healing treatments, Herkimers can remove energy blockages and cleanse and bring a clear high vibration around the recipient. They also support the immune system.
They are known as attunement stones, attuning us to others, our surroundings and our activities. The energy of herkimers is conducive for harmony, awareness and spontaneity.
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