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Herkimer Diamond: Its Significance, Healing Properties And Uses In Gem Therapy

Find out all the secrets of this beautiful magic stone known as Herkimer diamond.

There are magic stones that are known by more than one name, such as Herkimer quartz or Herkimer diamond. It is a beautiful type of quartz of North American origin, which is attributed, among other things, with the power to enhance other minerals’ properties.

Herkimer diamond: Meaning in gemology

Herkimer quartz is also known as Herkimer diamond because its natural characteristics resemble the sparkle of the cut diamond, it looks like a gemstone. That is why it is also known as “the diamond of quartz”.

Its name, Herkimer quartz or Herkimer diamond, is linked to its origin: this mineral, which can be considered a magic stone, comes from the Herkimer mine in New York State, in the United States.

Gemology focuses on its brightness, especially on its property of refracting light. It is a very particular crystal of pure and colourless quartz: small, very short and doubly terminated. There are some large types of quartz, but their purity is lower. Herkimer diamonds can be transparent and colourless or have some rainbow-like shades, as well as air bubbles or black carbon deposits. A small percentage of these magic stones have water bubbles inside them.

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Herkimer diamond’s healing properties and uses in gem therapy

On a physical level, the Herkimer diamond stands out as a good remedy for pain, since it provides an analgesic effect. If it is placed on the part of the body that hurts, it allows the energy to flow until the discomfort disappears several minutes later. 

Likewise, the Herkimer Diamond is a powerful purifier: it releases the toxins from your body, regulates metabolism, stimulates the immune system and prevents exhaustion. This magic stone is also related to the release of stresses and rigidities of body tissues.

The Herkimer diamond is also linked to the eyes, so it would be a good tool for vision problems. It minimizes geopathic stress, improves sleep, fights against radioactive contamination and treats diseases related to these radiations.

The followers of spirituality and alternative therapies indicate that the Herkimer diamond is a powerful magic stone. On the one hand, if it is placed next to another stone or crystal, it will enhance their properties, as if it were an amplifier. On the other hand, if the Herkimer diamond is placed over the third eye (or the sixth chakra), it will enhance its vision in an incredible way. It is ideal for meditation, visualization exercises or regressive therapy to past lives.

What’s more, it could help you get power in your working environment as well as attract positive attention and prosperity through your professionalism. It is also a good tool for people who are in a process of research and learning or who are assimilating any kind of knowledge.

It is important to remember that all information contained on this website, including information on medical and health conditions, products and treatments, is provided for information purposes only, and that it is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

How to clean the Herkimer diamond?

After each treatment or use, the Herkimer diamond must be purified with distilled or saltwater. Then, you can expose it to the Sun to recharge it in an active and warm way or to the full Moon to get introspection, inspiration or energies related to the Sacred Feminine.

Herkimer diamond and the chakras

Traditionally, the Herkimer diamond was used by Native Americans to develop their vision of the invisible, the powers of clairvoyance. Therefore, its power can be related to the sixth chakra (or the third eye), since it clarifies and intensifies perceptions.

This type of quartz is also used in meditation, dream and vision work, and advanced spiritualization applications.

The crown chakra (located at the top of the head) also benefits from the power of this stone,  and if it is a Herkimer diamond that has a water bubble inside, it could connect with the heart chakra.

Which zodiac signs could benefit from Herkimer diamond?

Zodiac signs are usually linked to specific magic stones. The case of Herkimer diamond is quite odd, since it is helpful for the twelve zodiac signs, although it is particularly positive for Aries, Capricorn and Leo.

Fun facts about Herkimer diamond

You have to be careful if you want to buy it, so you are not tricked: sometimes, there are pieces that are sold as Herkimer diamonds when they are actually white quartz, but they are doubly terminated and very sparkling. If it does not come from the American Herkimer mine, it cannot have that name.

Gem therapy claims that Herkimer diamonds are the most powerful of all quartz crystals. This is due to their own nature: as they are doubly-terminated in a natural way, not only have they the ability to transmit their own energies (the highest of all quartz) but also to receive spiritual energy, amplify it and focus it.

Herkimer diamonds have great beauty. It has already been explained that they resemble true diamonds, and so they can be found in jewellery pieces, such as pendants and earrings.