Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

Let's get right into it: I have a new obsession. I'm almost 98% positive it started on Etsy, as many of my bauble obsessions do. The sparkle and luminescence of Herkimer diamonds caught my eye a few months back, and I haven't gotten over them since. 

Herkimer diamonds are gorgeous crystals that are only found in the mines of Herkimer, New York. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are often used in rings and earrings in their double terminated, pointier shape. Since they are usually much cheaper than actual diamonds, but still stunning, I took it upon myself to seek them out wherever possible, and eventually, acquire some of my own. So far I own a couple of Herk rings, one I bought on Etsy, and one I fought for with another bidder on Ebay (both rings are sterling, yet under $30 each).

I bought a few drilled ones and made knuckle rings and bracelets; check them out in my shop.

 If you haven't discovered these little beauties yet, you're in for a treat!