These are named Herkimer Diamonds because they were originally discovered in the area of Herkimer County, located in the state of New York. These are gemstones that are quite sought after by gem collectors because they love this double terminated style of quartz. The reason for this is because quartz typically only has a single termination. This means that Herkimer Diamonds are very unique and rare gemstones. This ring is heavily plated in Palladium.
Handmade in Jamestown, NY
Herkimer Diamond & Palladium
What is Palladium?
It is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal discovered in 1803 by the English chemist William Hyde Wollaston.
Is palladium better than silver?
Palladium is highly resistant to corrosion and scratching unlike silver. It is one of the most durable Precious Metals on the market today, while also being soft and ductile.
Is palladium better than platinum?
Palladium is very similar in appearance to platinum but less dense. It's also extremely rare and is about 15 times rarer than platinum. In the past, palladium was seen as a worthless by-product of platinum mining, but today is one of the most valuable metals on the market.