Kayla Necklace Salt & Pepper Herkimer Diamond
Meet the Kayla Herkimer Diamond Necklace! This will quickly become your vey favorite everyday necklace.
The Herkimer Diamond used in these necklaces are between 9 and 11mm and are of top quality without inclusions.
This listing is for Herkimer's with inclusions, which are the little black spots. They are still very nice, and listed for less $ than the perfectly clear ones.
This necklace is available in your choice of 14k Gold Filled, Rose Gold Filled, or Sterling Silver wire and your choice of chain length from 16", 18" and 20".
What is a Herkimer Diamond? (taken from wikipedia)
Herkimer diamonds are not actually diamonds, but are double-terminated quartz crystals discovered within exposed outcrops of dolostone in and around Herkimer County, New York and the Mohawk River Valley. The "diamond" in their name is due to both their clarity and natural faceting - crystals possess double termination points and 18 total faces (six on each point, six around the center). Because the first discovery sites were in the village of Middleville and in the city of Little Falls, respectively, the crystal is also known as a Middleville diamond or a Little Falls diamond.
Herkimer diamonds became widely recognized after workmen discovered them in large quantities while cutting into the Mohawk River Valley dolostone in the late 18th century. Geologists discovered exposed dolostone in Herkimer County outcroppings and began mining there, leading to the "Herkimer diamond" moniker. Double-point quartz crystals may be found in sites around the world, but only those mined in Herkimer County can be given this name