These beautiful chalcedony and herkimer diamond bracelets are handmade for us by a friend and they are gorgeous! They come in pink or blue and we can special order them in black for you as well. If you'd like something unique, sparkly and a beautiful color, you found it!
We love these finely crafted works of art and wanted to make them available to our friends who appreciate fine artisan jewelry. We have pink or blue chalcedony available with the Herkimer Diamonds or choose a set of one of each. These would make a unique and thoughtful Christmas gift from your heart. They are approximately 8" in length with a 925 silver lobster clasp and chain.
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What is a Herkimer Diamond? Here you go!
Herkimer Diamond - Middleville, County of Herkimer, NY, USA
Herkimer diamondsare not actually diamonds, but aredouble-terminatedquartzcrystals discovered within exposed outcrops ofdolostonein and aroundHerkimer County, New Yorkand theMohawk RiverValley.The "diamond" in their name is due to both their clarity and natural faceting - crystals possess double termination points and 18 total faces (six on each point, six around the center). Because the first discovery sites were in the village ofMiddlevilleand in the city ofLittle Falls, respectively, the crystal is also known as aMiddleville diamondor aLittle Falls diamond.
Herkimer diamonds became widely recognized after workmen discovered them in large quantities while cutting into the Mohawk River Valley dolostone in the late 18th century. Geologists discovered exposed dolostone in Herkimer County outcroppings and began mining there, leading to the "Herkimer diamond" moniker. Double-point quartz crystals may be found in sites around the world, but only those mined in Herkimer County can be given this name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herkimer_diamond