King of Quartz Crystals
The quartz crystals we know as Herkimer Diamonds were highly valued by the Iroquois and other Indian nations in the region. History shows that the local tribes in that part of the Mohawk Valley mined, traded and were known for the “diamond” crystals found there.
Modern beliefs hold quartz as the most powerful healing stone, able to “work” on any condition. Clear quartz being a stone of power amplifies energy, relieves pain and protects against negativity.
To collectors Herkimer Diamonds are a rare and stunning form of quartz crystal. Exceptionally clear Herkimers exhibit a brilliance very much like real diamonds. Though quartz crystals are relatively common crystals with as perfect a form and clarity as Herkimer Diamonds are rare. Almost every museum mineral collection has examples of fine Herkimer Diamonds.