While diamonds are the traditional birthstone for April, one AMJ’s favorite varieties of quartz is becoming increasingly popular for its healing properties, brilliant sparkle, and eco-friendly factor: the Herkimer diamond.
Unlike traditional diamonds, Herkimer diamonds are not mined from the earth - instead, they are found in the Herkimer County region of New York, where they are naturally formed in small, double-terminated crystal shapes. We get our all of the Herkimer diamonds used in AMJ jewelry from good friends and trusted resources to verify their quality and ethical harvest.
What makes Herkimer diamonds so rare and special is their unique formation process. These crystals are formed in pockets of dolomite rock, where they grow over the course of millions of years. Because of their unusual formation, Herkimer diamonds are not only rare but also exceptionally pure and clear, with a brilliant sparkle that rivals traditional diamonds. Herkimer diamonds are a type of quartz crystal, and like other quartz crystals, they have a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. This means that they are the perfect combination of hard and durable, perfect for use in everyday jewelry.
One of the coolest things about Herkimer Diamonds is that they can actually balance out any imbalances in your energy field. This is a big reason why they're so popular for healing purposes. People who are able to work more directly with energy can have some really profound experiences with Herkimer Diamonds. And get this - the piezoelectric discharge from these crystals actually increases with heat and pressure! So if you hold the stone in your hand and put some pressure on it, while warming it up with your body heat, you'll really activate the diamond’s energy.
At Angela Monaco Jewelry, we have a special love for Herkimer diamonds. We believe that their unique beauty and rarity make them the perfect stone for those looking for something truly special and one-of-a-kind. These stones are some of the most precious and ethically sourced gemstones in the world, especially considering we know the exact hands that grabbed it out of the ground.
So if you're looking for a stone that is rare, stunning, and conflict-free, consider adding a Herkimer diamond to your collection. With their natural beauty and unique energetic properties, Herkimer diamonds are sure to become a favorite stone for years to come.
- Angela Monaco Jewelry