Herkimer Diamond Artemis Earrings
FOR MY BIRTHSTONE COLLECTION! "ARIES/ (Herkimer) DIAMOND" (March 21~April 19)
My Artemis collection was inspired by the Greek Goddess of hunting, the wilderness and wild animals! She was the Greek Goddess of wild animals, the hunt, vegetation and of chastity and childbirth. Her character and function varied greatly from place to place but behind all forms lay the goddess of wild nature who danced, usually accompanied by nymphs in mountains, forests, and marshes.
Artemis is most often depicted with a hunting bow.Equal parts feminine and badass warrior, my design for the Artemis earrings and necklaces features a hammered brass curved "bow", with Herkimer Diamonds in line forming the "string".
Herkimer Diamonds are a type of quartz found in Herkimer, New York. It was discovered in the 18th century when workmen were cutting stone in the Mohawk River Valley and is estimated to be over 500 million years old. It is used to enhance and amplify your spiritual energy while also ascending you to your highest spiritual vibration.
Herkimer Diamond has become commonly referred to as “The Stone of Attunement”. Its energies work to put you at ease while in uncomfortable environments and will guide you in the right direction in tough situations. When using this stone in meditation, it assists in attuning the astral realm to the physical realm. Herkimers will raise your telepathic abilities and allow better communication with your spirit guides. They also have capabilities of increasing clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities due to their high frequency. Some users put the quartz in their pillowcase while they sleep claiming long-lasting effects in the dream world.
The width of the "string" of Herkimer Diamonds is 1 3/16" wide, the "bow" is 1 1/4" wide x 1 1/2" tall. These hang 4 1/2" from the sterling silver earwires to the bottoms of the silver chains.