Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer County, New York, USA
Dimension: 2.9cm x 1.8cm x 1.4cm
Weight: 40 carat / 8 g
Locality: Herkimer County, New York, USA
A beautiful Herkimer Diamond with the signature 18 facets and is perfectly double-terminated, outstanding! It exhibits vitreous luster and is completely glass clear, magnificent! This is an old lot acquired by my father around 20 years ago, when he visited the States for business. It is impossible to buy top quality pieces of this locale from the mineral market nowadays. Price inclusive of a high quality acrylic display box.
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 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.