Herkimer Diamonds are not actually diamonds, but tiny double terminated clear quartz. They have been given the name diamond due to their exceptional clarity and natural faceting, and genuine Herkimer Diamonds are mined in and around Herkimer County, New York. Most flawless crystals are very tiny (no bigger than the size of a sweetcorn kernel) and the larger they get the more likely they are to have inclusions, typically black dots of carbon deposits. Double terminated clear quartz has also been mined elsewhere in the world and these are known as Herkimer Type Diamonds or ‘Pakimer’ Diamonds if mined in Pakistan.
The Herkimer has a high frequency energy and is often associated with the crown or third eye. It is an ideal crystal to use for dream work and astral travel. It has a bright light energy which can enhance our vision and make things around us seem a lot brighter.
Like clear quartz, the Herkimer can magnify the energy of other crystals, so is the perfect choice to use in a crystal grid. Its magnification can also be used in a healing situation or to amplify one’s own intent.
The Herkimer is good for purifying energy and can clear energy blocks. It is also said to be good for clearing electromagnetic pollution, radioactivity and geopathic stress. Its purifying energy is said to help rid the body of toxins and it also boosts physical stamina and energy levels.
Herkimer Diamond carries an energy of delicate harmony and an understanding of the essential being within the self. It allows for appreciation of all that is within us, and encourages us to recognize that there is "nothing to become," that we already are what we are seeking and only need to allow the actualization.
Herkimers encourage the concept of beginning again in this lifetime, clearing the body-mind system of unconscious fears and repressions, and allowing for total relaxation and expansion of the Life energy.