The Herkimer Diamond is the hardest, clearest and most perfectly shaped natural Crystal from Quartz family (Quartz Diamond). It has a splendid double point hexagonal system (2 x 6 point Mandala with a central point or 2 x 7 point system), which is formed due to the minimal connection with the mother stone during the growth. It has a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale, which places it on the top of Mountain Crystals. The name Herkimer was given after Herkimer County in the state of New York, where it grows inside Dolomite rocks in the expanded geological area of the Niagara Falls. There are also other growing areas in the Himalayan Mountain chain, under the glacial regimes of the fjords in Norway, in Dolomite's in Italy and in torrential rivers in the Ukrainian Carpathians. The Herkimer Diamonds were found in all Mountain chains all over the world but mostly findings include only few specimens.
The first people who were closely connected with Herkimer Diamonds were North American tribes of Mohawk. Natives used the Diamonds as amulets, to make tools, and as a currency for trading with other tribes. Sadly, after the 16th century, the Herkimer Diamonds were replaced by ordinary glass ornaments brought by Europeans, and once great Free people gradually began to lose their strong spiritual value in the new world.
Herkimer Diamonds are completely colourless or slightly smoky goldish. They appear in different shapes according to the size of each individual side. Symmetrically balanced Diamonds are the most rare, the most appreciated and hold higher value. The value is also influenced by the purity and perfection of the upper and lower point.
Herkimer Diamonds are traditionally used to reduce physical pain and for body detoxification. When I held Diamond close to the area of pain and visualised LIGHT coming from the Center, the energy circulation was balanced in approx. 3 minutes. Gradually the feeling of pain decreased to almost complete minimum; it is also used for healing imbalances in RNA and DNA and in the treatment of cellular and metabolic disorders. It prevents physical exhaustion (burnout) and strengthens the immune system.
The Herkimer Diamond is a distributor of LIGHT. According to Feng Shui, we place the Diamond on a window shelf from where it will disperse the Natural LIGHT into areas which the Sun rays never reach.
Due to their high purity and two Central Points, all Seven Natural Spirits, which form the Perfect Being or the Perfect Human, circulate around the surface of Herkimer Diamond.