Herkimer Diamond stud earrings, constructed from sterling silver and genuine Herkimer Diamond crystals. These sparkling stud earrings are handcrafted by Adam in our studio. Post earring backs are fabricated out of sterling silver, and a hand drilled set of tiny Herkimer Diamond crystals are riveted into place. This is a unique design that took a long time to master, and the result is a pair of delicate, tiny Herkimer Diamond stud earrings that are practically indestructible!
Each pair is made entirely by hand, and each pair will have slight differences from the others. The photos are representative of the earrings you will receive. Stones measure approximately 5-6mm, and the earring posts are made from 18g sterling silver wire. Our stones are guaranteed to be authentic Herkimer Diamonds.
Many people market double-terminated quartz as Herkimer Diamonds, but true Herkimer Diamonds ONLY come from Herkimer County, New York. These stones were hand-mined in Herkimer County, New York, and crafted by us into Herkimer Diamond earrings.
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.
Fall Hill Bead and Gem opened in 2008 in Little Falls NY, 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.