Why are Herkimer Diamonds called Diamonds?

Is there any value to Herkimer Diamonds?

Herkimer diamonds are rated at 7.5 on the scale, so while they don’t command the prices that diamonds and sapphires do, we can see why they are more valued than amethyst. Interesting to note that as a society we deem a gemstone more valuable based on how hard it is … rather than prettyness factor.

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.

Are Herkimer Diamonds only found in Herkimer NY?

The Herkimer Diamonds are over 500 million years old and are only to be found by the Mohawk River in Herkimer County upstate New York.

Are Herkimer Diamonds durable?

A Herkimer Diamond is hard, durable, and can scratch steel or glass. This all natural gemstone is also considered to be very rugged, as it has no cleavage planes or planes of weakness. One of the most popular stones used in non-diamond engagement rings is cubic zirconia (CZ).

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