Lot 12: HERKIMER DIAMOND CLUSTER ON MATRIX
by I.M. Chait
May 16, 2010
Beverly Hills, CA, USALive Auction
HERKIMER DIAMOND CLUSTER ON MATRIX
Herkimer Co., New York
Not actually a mound of diamonds, this specimen is in fact a cluster of double-terminated quartz crystals, so-named for the county of Herkimer in the part of New York State where they are most commonly found. In New Age and Wiccan crystallography they are considered an aid to dream recall and realization, as well as facilitating connection between the astral planes. This is a fine specimen, with a lovely pale gray translucence, offset by the orange, red and gray-green of the Cambrian dolostone matrix, 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches.