This stone grows in small air pockets in the mother matrix rock material. It starts as a small seed crystal and grows outward from the center. Some collector’s pieces are displayed still embedded in a pocket of air in the mother matrix.
This stone is amazing in its beauty, clarity, and perfection. Unlike the Diamond, which must be cut and polished to bring out its beauty, the Herkimer Diamond is perfect in its natural state and requires no cutting or polishing at all. It is untouched by the human hand.
The Herkimer Diamond has a very special place among the gems because of its superior qualities. It is worn most beneficially over the heart. Sitting on the Heart chakra, which is the middle one of the seven, it balances the whole energetic system. We are constantly targeted by radiation in our daily lives, especially in urban areas. It is known that sitting in front of a computer for several hours can lower our white blood cell count, which inevitably impacts our health. The Herkimer Diamond in its perfection and balance between the negative and positive points can balance us and strengthen our own energy field.
The Herkimer Diamond also magnifies the energy/properties of another crystal in its proximity. So if you're working with a very small crystal the Herkimer will magnify the energy as if it were a larger crystal.
The more sensitive you are the more likely you are to pick up on disharmony in others. The Herkimer Diamond is an ally in maintaining your own balance and strength.
The Herkimer Diamond’s brilliancy stimulates our inspiration and connection to higher truth and wisdom. Clarity of thought and a peaceful mind are a matter of balance.
The Herkimer Diamond is a gift in its perfection and balancing qualities, a visual reminder of God’s perfect creation.