Enhydro Smoky Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond
Dimension: 3.6cm x 2.1cm x 1.4cm
Weight: 60 carat / 12g
Locality: Herkimer County, New York, USA
A beautiful and rare Enhydro Smoky Herkimer Diamond featuring a slightly smoky color and superb clarity. An Enhydro crystal refers to the drops of water or other fluid trapped in enclosed small bubbles during the formation of the crystal. It is very rare to find a Herkimer Diamond that contains bubbles of fluid intact and of such a great visibility.
The first discoveries were made in the Middleville village and in the city of Little Falls in the late 18th century and soon became widely recognized. The rougher faces are where it was hand mined from the rock. This is a complete 100% natural 18-faceted crystal with no polishing, the beautiful facets are naturally formed, unlike most of the fake Herkimer Diamonds in the market perfectly polished into 18 faces.