Herkimer Diamonds are only found in Herkimer, New York. They are not actually diamonds, they are in fact a beautiful and unique form of Quartz. Herkimer Diamonds are Clear (sometimes Smoky) Quartz which is known for being double-terminated and some may even have specks of carbon visible inside of them. The double termination allows the energy of the stone to move in both directions and give a more balancing effect, just as the master tonic herbs in Chinese medicine are known as “double directional herbs” because they allow energy in living systems to shift in either a Yin or Yang direction based on what is needed to restore dynamic equilibrium in life functions.
In Daoist Stone Medicine (DSM) understands that Herkimer Diamonds are very effective in supporting or enhancing the powers of other other stones they are combined with. DSM considers Herkimers o be one of the most important stones (along with other forms of quartz) to use to harmonize the combining of other stones together in a formula (such as gem elixirs) or when worn as a group or used together in locations.
DSM also sees Herkimers as a stone that can be used alone to open up spiritual energy flows in the human energy field, and to activate spiritual vision when worn or placed on human energy centers. They are believed to help attune the entire energy field to new possibilities and spiritual inspiration.
Some DSM practitioners also believe that Herkimer Diamonds are particularly effective in supporting detoxification.
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