Earrings - Herkimer Diamond and Sterling Silver Squiggle Earrings
Herkimer Diamonds are not actual diamonds but are a highly prized mineral in the Quartz crystal family. They are principally found in nature in Herkimer County, New York as small, short, and stubby “double-terminated” crystals (meaning it has two naturally forming faceted/pointed ends as opposed to man-made faceted ends). Considered extremely strong crystals, it is their rock matrix that gives them their strength; for this reason Herkimer crystals are called “diamonds” because they are strong and have fantastic clarity, just like a diamond. Even though most occur clear and colourless, Herkimer can also contain inclusions, air bubbles, or even black carbon deposits. As in nature, each one is unique! In the world of crystal lovers, the Herkimer is considered the most powerful of all Quartz crystals. It is believed in the meta-physical world that because they have naturally faceted points on each end, they have the ability to transmit energy in both directions. The double terminated quartz points can absorb, amplify and emit that energy from both ends at the same time, making them a great stone for cleansing and balancing the Chakras.
These earrings have two gorgeous Herkimer Diamonds in their natural form, dangling from an unusual “squiggly” line. All metal components are made from Sterling Silver wire which is shaped and hammered for texture, and then tumble hardened to retain it’s shape. These earrings are fun and funky, yet the “diamonds” give them the element of elegance. They certainly will attract attention!
Length: 2-1/2” from top of earwire
Packaging: All items are packaged in the appropriate size white leatherette box and will be wrapped for safe shipment to you. See photo.
CARE of Swarovski Crystals, Beads, Silver/Gold Plated, Sterling Silver, Gold-Filled Items - use a soft jewelry cloth to clean and shine the crystals, settings, and sterling silver components. Avoid abrasive scrubbing or strong detergents! Periodically soak the entire piece in 4:1 ratio Mr. Clean (or substitute) and lukewarm water for 2-3 minutes. Rinse with clean water and dry.
STORE your jewelry in a zip-locking type bag once completely dry. You can add a small charcoal type pouch to keep humidity away if you live in more humid climates. These are the types found in shoe boxes, purses, etc.