This pendant features a genuine Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer County, New York. The stone is hand-wrapped in sterling silver, and weighs 20.2 carats. In spite of the inclusions in the stone, it is bright and brilliant. The stone measures approximately 3/4″ from point to point. As no two Herkimer Diamonds are the same, this pendant is one of a kind! Your Herkimer Diamond pendant will ship to you via USPS Insured First Class, and arrive in a gift box. Satin cord is available upon request!
About Herkimer Diamonds:
True Herkimer Diamonds are only found in Herkimer County, New York. These amazing quartz crystals formed over 500 million years ago in the Mohawk Valley, perhaps as a result of an ancient sea die-off. Originally known as “Little Falls Diamonds” in the mineralogical community, these crystals grow in pockets within the Little Falls Dolostone that forms our valley. They are double terminated crystals with 18 natural “faces”: 6 on each end and 6 around the “girdle” or middle of the crystal. This gives them the appearance of being faceted. Gem-grade Herkimer Diamonds are the clearest and brightest quartz in the world.
Herkimer Diamond Grading Scale (up to 1 inch crystals):
Everyone has their own grading scale, and this is the one that we use. If you have any questions about the grading scale, please feel free to contact us!
–Grade C: Broken pieces and chunks
–Grade B: May have point missing, may or may not have nicks on the point tips. Cloudy to semi-clear with inclusions, contact marks
–Grade A-: May have a point or tip missing, has key marks, contacts or interior inclusions. Still bright and clear,but just too many inclusions to consider it an A grade.
–Grade A: May have small key marks, minor inclusions may also be present. Complete crystals, bright and clear.
–Grade A+: Has a very minor inclusion or contact keeping it from being a AA
–Grade AA: As close to perfect as it gets, double terminated and complete crystals. No major inclusions and no surface marks (contacts, etc).
Fall Hill Bead and Gem opened in 2008 in Little Falls NY, in the heart of Herkimer Diamond country! We are a full service bead and gem shop, and work with a variety of artists and miners to bring you the finest Herkimer Diamond Specimens and Herkimer Diamond Jewelry the Mohawk Valley has to offer! Visit our website for more information, or come and see us at our brick and mortar location at Fall Hill Bead and Gem, 32 West Main Street, Little Falls NY 13365.