Now, what is a Herkimer Diamond?
Herkimer Diamonds are a form of quartz crystal, and named for the location where they were first discovered -- Herkimer County, New York.
Herkimer Diamonds can be clear or included. Inclusions are often black carbon deposits. Herkimer Diamonds differ from most quartz crystals in that they are double-terminated and not single terminated as most quartz. Herkimer Diamonds form slowly and are not anchored to a base formation; they float freely in solutions of dolomite cavities. Because the Herkimer Diamonds are free floating and not connected to a base, they are able to form double pointed terminals at both ends. Double terminated crystals are known for their extreme clarity and are very effective tools for healing and meditation.
Herkimer Diamonds are called “attunement stones" and are useful in attuning you with others, your surroundings, or new energies. This makes Herkimer Diamonds a natural choice to assist in Reiki attunements and other types of energy work.
Herkimer Diamonds help to relieve tensions, producing a peaceful calm.
The Herkimer Diamond is a stone of release and relaxation. It helps to clear the mind/body of unconscious fears and repressions, allowing for a complete and total relaxation and expansion of life energy. The Herkimer Diamond can also be helpful to release and remove toxins from the body.