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. We love the visual joke created when these severely flawed (yet impressively sized) stones masquerade as diamonds in our version of the classic "solitaire" engagement-ring setting. Every unique stone is set by hand; expect yours to have irregularities like cracks, dark spots, and milky-colored mineral impurities.
This product is final sale.
Contemporary. Handmade in Portland, Oregon.
Herkimer diamonds (quartz) and 10k gold.
Small stones measure about 3/8" at their widest point. Available in whole ring sizes 5-8. Rings can be easily sized up or down by a local jeweler should you want them adjusted.
please note:Terms of Sale
Shipping for orders during the sale is FREE for purchases over $100. For purchases under $100, a flat $7 fee within the USA will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs.
- For sale orders, we'll be using minimal packaging and shipping via USPS first class mail. Since these sales are always extremely popular, expect to wait up to 4 weeks for shipping and handling. We have two employees and expect many hundreds of orders. You'll receive an email when your order ships, which may take several weeks. Please be patient!
- All sale items will be shipped using minimal packaging. We are unable to provide gift wrapping or notes for any sale orders—sorry!
- Additional antique items will be added daily. If you place multiple orders, EMAIL US with both your order numbers. We’ll refund you the second shipping fee and will combine all items into one package.
- All purchases of sale items are FINAL sale. No refunds or exchanges.
These stones come from Herkimer, a town in upstate New York.