Herkimer Diamond Cage Necklace
This necklace features a genuine Herkimer diamond crystal trapped in a sterling silver cage. This center piece measures 15mm x 18mm. It's suspended by a double strand of diamond cut, sterling silver cable chains. The chain length is 16" adjustable up to 18". More Herkimer diamond beads accent the ends of the chain near its clasp and dangle from the end of the extension chain.
This form of quartz is a double terminated crystal, with two naturally faceted ends. It is a rarer form of crystal as it forms free-floating in pockets of clay, rather than on one side of a stone. This form of quartz from China is called a double terminated quartz, those found in New York, near Herkimer county are known as Herkimer diamonds. They resemble rough, natural diamonds and that is how they got their name. They tend to be highly sought-after, as those who believe in the power of crystals claim that energy can flow in both directions through a double terminated crystal, and this is what makes them ideal for healing.
Metaphysically, Herkimer diamonds are known as the "stone of attunement." It is said to assist with balance on the mental, emotional and physical levels. It can be used to clear and open any chakra. It relieves tension and thereby promotes peace of mind. It's been used for auric cleansing and dream recall. Physically, it has also been used to heal addictions and remove toxins.