Herkimer DiamondHerkimer diamonds are actually clear quartz crystals tagged with that name because they are found near Herkimer, New York, and their crystal form resembles the shape of a diamond. The stone ranks at 7.5 on the Mohs Scale (vs. diamond at 10), which is somewhat harder than typical quartz, at 7.
Some Herkimer diamonds are smoky in color.
Herkimer Diamond Used in Healing
- Herkimer diamonds are thought to have cleansing and protective qualities, detoxifying the system (or a room) after contact with a damaging substance
- Herkimer diamonds may help alleviate stress
- The stones may strengthen and support the eyes
Disclaimer: Information about crystal healing is not intended as medical advice or a substitute for professional medical care. My gemstone healing articles are a quick introduction to traditional beliefs that specific crystals and gemstones can be used in ways that go beyond simple body decor. If you are reading this page, you must be interested in crystal healing; for more in-depth information, consult with an alternative health care practitioner or enroll in a crystal therapy course of study.
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