Herkimer Diamond Earrings

$350.00
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Despite their diamond misnomer, Herkimers are six-sided, double-terminated quartz crystals and are relatively valueless.  Unscrupulous jewelers during the Civil War often tried to pass them off as the more precious variety.  In our take on classic diamond solitaire studs, the Herkimers are gripped in hand-hewn 10k gold settings.  Every unique stone is chosen and set by hand; expect yours to have irregularities like cracks, dark spots, and milky-colored mineral impurities.  

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  • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  
  • Materials: Herkimer diamonds (quartz) in 10k gold prong settings.  Earring posts and backs are 14k gold. 
  • Measurements:  Stones measure about 3/8" at their widest point. 

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These stones come from Herkimer, a town in upstate New York.  You can go camping and mine your own.

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About Details Inspiration

Despite their diamond misnomer, Herkimers are six-sided, double-terminated quartz crystals and are relatively valueless.  Unscrupulous jewelers during the Civil War often tried to pass them off as the more precious variety.  In our take on classic diamond solitaire studs, the Herkimers are gripped in hand-hewn 10k gold settings.  Every unique stone is chosen and set by hand; expect yours to have irregularities like cracks, dark spots, and milky-colored mineral impurities.  

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more

  • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  
  • Materials: Herkimer diamonds (quartz) in 10k gold prong settings.  Earring posts and backs are 14k gold. 
  • Measurements:  Stones measure about 3/8" at their widest point. 

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more

These stones come from Herkimer, a town in upstate New York.  You can go camping and mine your own.

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more