• May 10, 2019
  • by Nicole Pacinello

Have you found yourself in a creative block lately? You want to write that book or story, paint that picture or make that music, but something is holding you back…

...Perhaps Herkimer diamond can be of help, for this stone excels in bringing in new energy and creativity. It will also help you recognize the blockages that are stalling your creativity as well as your spiritual growth and allowing you to release those blockages in a gentle way.

As a writer, I too have often benefited from the properties of a Herkimer diamond. Just holding one in my hand for a few minutes has helped with writer’s block and freed my creativity, especially when I’m on a deadline!

What Is Herkimer Diamond?

Small Herkimer Diamonds

Herkimer diamonds are not really diamonds but are made of quartz. They get their name because they are, like high-quality diamonds, wonderfully clear and naturally faceted. They range in size from quite small to large.

These stones get their name from New York’s Herkimer county where they were first discovered. However, the Herkimer diamond is not actually the same as a traditional diamond. It is a unique type of quartz, not found anywhere else on Earth, renowned for its collector’s and metaphysical value alike.

Herkimer diamonds are notable because they have double termination points and 18 natural facets. This also makes them uniquely beautiful, whether they are left in their natural state or polished.

Herkimer Diamond Meaning

Raw Herkimer Diamond

Besides promoting your creativity, a Herkimer diamond also supports your psychic abilities, including telepathy and clairvoyance.

It allows you to access guidance from the higher dimensions, lets you both remember and understand your dreams and aspects of your past life that are blocking you. Herkimer diamond clears your chakras, prompts the flow of energy through them and brings the purpose of your soul into the light.

A Herkimer diamond also serves as a link between two or more people who have to part. In that case, each person should be given a stone for safekeeping; it might even help them communicate telepathically. As a type of quartz, the Herkimer diamond can be programmed to store information that can be retrieved.

Other Herkimer Diamond Meanings and Properties

Another of the Herkimer diamond properties is that it's an excellent guard against geopathic stress. This is caused by the electrical lines, cables and water pipes that are buried in the ground.

Geopathic stress is also caused by ley lines, which are subtle energy lines that connect ancient landmarks and places of religious or archaeological interest.

Herkimer Diamonds and Healing

Herkimer diamonds are excellent for detoxifying the body, mind and spirit. These stones correct problems at their source, whether it be disorders with the cells of your body, your metabolism or even your DNA.

It removes stress and its ability to allow past life recall gives you knowledge of injuries that continue to affect your present life. Herkimer diamonds also make a superb gem elixir. Here is how to make one:

Clean your crystal, and put it in a glass bowl half-filled with spring water. Then put it in sunlight for a half a day. Take out the crystal, and bottle the tincture in a glass bottle with a screw on cap or airtight stopper.

If you want to keep it for more than a week, add diluted brandy or vodka. Then, store it in a cool, dark place. You can add the elixir to a pretty spray or perfume bottle to spray the area around you to eliminate electromagnetic smog, or add it to your bathwater.

Types of Herkimer Diamond

Hexagonal Herkimer Diamond

Two of the more powerful types of Herkimer diamond are smoky Herkimer and Herkimer with citrine. Smoky Herkimer has a strong grounding energy that repairs the earth chakra. This chakra is found between and just beneath your feet, and links your body to the earth and keeps your soul in incarnation.

Any type of Herkimer diamond is good to place around your bed, but smoky Herkimer is especially good to keep you from feeling overstressed and anxious.

A piece of Herkimer diamond with citrine embedded in it banishes the fatigue that comes when you are assailed by negative energy.

How to Position Herkimer Diamond

Small stones can be worn as jewelry such as earrings or necklaces but only for short periods of time.

The stone is best placed on your base chakra or placed between you and a source of electromagnetic smog, which might be your computer or another device. Large pieces of Herkimer diamond can be gridded around your bed for a restful night’s sleep.

Take eight Herkimer diamonds and place one at the foot of your bed, one at the head of your bed, two at the level of your neck, two at the level of your hips and two at your ankles.


Herkimer diamond is an excellent stone for freeing up your creative and spiritual energies and for cleansing the area around your body and home of electromagnetic stress.

If you have any questions about Herkimer diamond uses, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Crystal Cavern.