How do I know if my Herkimer Diamond is real?
The true diamond must be painstakingly cut by man to give it smooth faces and a geometrical shape. On a hardness scale, a true diamond scores a ten. Herkimer Diamond quartz crystals falls at a 7.5 on the scale, giving the real diamond a close race. They are naturally faceted, each having eighteen facets and 2 points.
Do Herkimer diamonds glow?
Herkimer diamonds are a type of quartz crystal that has two pointed ends (double terminated) and usually some type of inclusion in the center (black spot). However one of these little diamonds fluoresces under UV light. … I’ve also seen those lines in other stones that don’t normally fluoresce.
How do you clean a Herkimer Diamond?
Place the Herkimer diamond in a mixture of 2 cups warm water and a few drops of dishwashing detergent. Soak the stone for at least 15 minutes. Remove the stone from the dishwashing solution and use the brush to scrub the stone gently. Rinse with cool water.