Gemstone Heart Necklaces - Herkimer Diamond
This sweet necklace is full of love and it shows! Gemstones are wire wrapped together to form the necklace lengths and a sweet heart made of vermeil (sterling silver with gold plating) sits in the center.
Extension clasp and chain are made out of 14K gold filled metal. Necklace measures approximately 16" adjustable up to 17 1/4"L. (These necklaces are not long, and meant to sit higher on the neckline)
Herkimer Diamonds are not actually diamonds, they are from the quartz family. They can be found in the United States, Spain, Tanzania, and Mexico.
These gemstones are believed to help enliven the wearer with creativity. It has been used to enhance telepathy and attunes people to each other. It is believed that each person should retain one stone when they are parted, and the stones help link the two.
Is all that true?
I have researched these stones, and to the best of my ability share with you what I believe to be the most accurate information. We can verify much of the science such as chemical make-ups, interactions, and practical uses, but beyond that I can only share the recorded history regarding believed spiritual attributes associated with the stones.
I believe humans are drawn to rocks, crystals and gemstones because they are made up of some of the very same minerals that are in our own bodies. They are elemental, naturally beautiful and we connect with them on some basic level, even if that level is just that we think they're gorgeous and unique. They have been incorporated into every culture and civilization throughout the earth's history.
Personally, I love learning the history of these stones, how they were used, what people believed they could do, and where they were found in the world. I think their crystalline structures, chemical make-ups, and how they are formed within the earth is truly magical, but beyond that I just love looking at them and have a hunch you do too. So let's just enjoy them, don't over think it.