Chakra(s): crown and third eye
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Mohs scale: 7
Spiritual uses: It heightens your consciousness and awareness as if you are turning on a light in a dark room. Use this stone to improve your spiritual sight and clairvoyance.
Mental uses: This stone also helps to sharpen your focus and mental ability as well as awakens your desire to learn new things.
Emotional uses: With this stone in hand, you can begin healing these previously hidden memories and release them to make room for positive energy and new experiences.
Physical uses: Associated with vim and vigor, a Herkimer diamond improves your ability to endure rigorous physical activity.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) byMargaret Ann Lembo