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Jewel of the day: Bjorg Days Residue Necklace

This piece by Bjorg makes effective use of a piece of Herkimer diamond as the centrepiece of a caged pendant. The site explains, “Herkimer quartz ‘diamonds’ are the high energy seekers of the crystal world. Unusually transparent with a brilliant sparkle, they manifest pure, solid light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy.

Herkimer diamonds are the most powerful of all quartz crystals. Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to not only transmit their own energies, but to receive spiritual energy and to amplify and focus it intently.

This mineral owes its name to Herkimer County, New York, USA, the principal place where it is found. Each single stone is unique and hand selected to fit perfectly each piece of BJØRG jewellery.”

The VAT-free price of this sterling silver pendant is €252.

Jewel of the day: Tarin Thomas Billy Ring

This is a quirky, pretty ring from New York’s Tarin Thomas. Made with hand hammered sterling wire, the prongs fold over on a 1.25 carat Herkimer diamond. The Herkimer diamond is native to New York and is a form of quartz.

This sells for USD $128 and can be stacked with other rings from Thomas.

Tarin Thomas Billy Ring

Jewel of the day: Verdura Herkimer pendant necklace

Jewels by Fulco de Verdura are associated with style divas like the Duchess of Windsor and Diana Vreeland. They also generally carry a fairly hefty price tag.

What’s great about this Herkimer crystal pendant is that it winks at the reputation of the crystal (also called the Herkimer diamond, the crystal is only found in Herkimer County, NY and was an early diamond substitute) while encasing it in luxurious 18k yellow gold. The price is also a pleasant surprise: USD $4,950. While still a significant amount, it’s much less than many iconic Verdura pieces and a nice way to own something very pretty from this enduring and classic line.

Verdura Herkimer pendant

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