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Happy Birthday April Babies, Meet the Herkimer Diamond

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Happy Birthday April Babies, Meet the Herkimer Diamond

April's traditional birthstone is the Diamond. More economical alternatives are available like a clear quartz or a Herkimer Diamond.  The Herkimer Diamond is not a real diamond per se, it is a double terminated quartz that is found in the dolostone mine in Herkimer, NY. Herkimer diamonds are wondrous specimens, they are double terminated because they have very little contact with their host rock. Herkimers can be eye clear, have water bubbles (enhydro) trapped, or little black carbon deposits. They range in size and no two are ever going to be the same.  In the crystal healing world, Herkimer Diamonds...

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