Despite their diamond misnomer, herkimers are actually six-sided, double-terminated quartz crystals and are relatively valueless. Nevertheless, unscrupulous jewelers during the civil war often tried to pass off these stones as the more precious variety. I love the natural characteristics and facets of these impressively sized stones masquerade as diamonds in my version of the classic stud earrings. This listing is for a pair of natural New York Herkimer diamonds and 14k gold filled stud earrings. The natural faceted Herkimer diamond is hand set in a handmade prong setting. Each Herkimer Diamond is unique in shape and size. These techniques create a unique look for each earring.
Handmade in Seattle.
►5-6mm Herkimer Diamond, mined in New York.
►Each Herkimer diamond is set in a handmade 14k gold filled prong setting.
►14k gold filled friction ear backs
►►►Note that each diamond has its own special characteristics and inclusions.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!