The meaning of the Herkimer Diamond is to help with higher attunement, astral connections, and to get you in a place where you feel crystal clear about things. Herkimer diamonds are not actually diamonds at all.
They are a form of double-terminated quartz crystals that began forming 500 million years ago in the dolomite outcrops throughout Herkimer County, New york and the Mohawk River Valley. Unlike real diamonds, Herkimer Diamonds are mined above ground, making them more ethical and sustainable than mined diamonds.
Herkimer Diamonds carry a raw quality that is genuine in abstraction, intended to highlight your natural beauty, without needing too much of anything else. 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.