In fact not a diamond but special quartz crystals found around Herkimer County in New York, the Herkimer Diamond is known for its special inclusions and unique appearance. Many jewelers prefer to use polished Herkimer Diamonds in their necklaces and it's also known as the Tiger's Eye.
Found in the late 18th century, Herkimer diamonds were a natural byproduct of dolostones in Herkimer County and have been a popular addition to any gem collector ever since. The popularity for this double-terminated quartz has risen in recent years with many different forms of necklaces being made from carefully shaped and polished Herkimer Diamonds.
The Herkimer Diamond is usually found in nature as a waxy organic material, and typically encased in dolomite and calcite. The crystal takes out it's wonderful sheen and shiny properties as sediments and the heat in the earth gave these crystals it's wonderful clarity and shiny appearance.
Although not common there are cases of inclusions that can be found in these crystals. These inclusions often give the wearer an idea of where these Herkimer Diamonds came from.
With multiple inclusions in some stones, the two and three-phase inclusions can look quite stunning in the right kind of jwelery setting.
Each piece of our one-of-a-kind Herkimer Diamond jewelry is handcrafted by our talented artisans with the finest 925 Sterling Silver. No two pieces of our Herkimer Diamond jewelry are exactly alike! Browse our stunning selection of Herkimer Diamond silver pendants, unique Herkimer Diamond silver rings, and dazzling Herkimer Diamond silver earrings.Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for your special someone or looking to treat yourself, Ana Silver Co. has something for everyone! Our Herkimer Diamond silver earrings are hypo-allergenic, and our selection of Herkimer Diamond jewelry is unmatched. See what makes Ana Silver Co different by shopping with us.