This Herkimer diamond measures approximately 1 3/8" by 3/4". It weighs 12 grams. This specimen is perfectly terminated with an impressive, nearly symmetrical shape. It has very good clarity. There are four tiny rough spots of black carbon deposits. There are also two exterior pocket inclusions measuring approximately 3/8" in diameter where other crystals once attached. The specimen remains bright and clear. In addition, there is a fantastic holographic inclusion that comes and goes when looking at the crystal from different angles. It is quite impressive. This would make a beautiful pendant or display piece.
Herkimer diamonds are mined in Herkimer, New York, USA. They are actually quartz crystals that are naturally faceted and double terminated. All of the specimens in our acquired collection were hand mined in the 1970s-1980's. None have been chemically or heat treated to clean. You will receive the exact specimen shown. Many individuals use Herkimer diamonds for healing, jewelry making, or in shelf displays. The metaphysical purposes of Herkimers include attunement, spiritual energy, healing, and focus.