If you’re looking for herkimer diamond engagement rings, or you want to know what a herkimer is, you’ve come to the right place!
And if you’re easily prone to heart-eye emojis, you’ve been forewarned. 😍 These rings are giving us all the feels.
For a looooong time, I’ve wanted to do a big blog feature on herkimer diamond rings; from the moment I spotted them, I way they looked and their unique, totally natural and alternative style vs. traditional diamonds.
There are many beautiful herkimer engagement rings on the planet, yet most people don’t know what they are (and why they’re an increasingly popular ring style for non-traditional brides).
I didn’t know what they were either, up until about a few years ago, and I want everyone to know about them because they. are. amazing.
In order to tell you more about this unique, non-traditional or alternative engagement ring style, we analyzed a ton of herkimer rings and these diamond rings from Gaia’s Candy will make you forget everything you ever tried to figure out about the 4 c’s of traditional diamonds. Deanna is a talented jeweler and an expert in all things herkimer / quartz / rough stone / raw stone / etc. In particular, her herkimer diamond rings and earrings are pretty amazing, which you’ll soon find out in the post.
Let the fun begin with a little info on the herkimer engagement ring trend and get ready to fall in love with it. Enjoy!
Herkimer Diamond Rings
First things first: a herki-what? That’s what I said, too!
A herkimer is also known as a diamond quartz crystal, according to the pros at Geology.com. It is not a “real” diamond, but a quartz stone. Another fun fact, by Gaia’s Candy: “Herkimer diamonds are world-renowned for their sparkling attributes and can only be found in a single region in the world – in and around Herkimer County, New York.”
Here are three take-aways to learn about herkimer engagement rings:
1.) A herkimer diamond is ethical since you’re not mining an actual diamond.
2.) Herkimer diamonds are unique, as they’re raw and no two are exactly the same.
3.) The price is very affordable (it costs significantly less than an actual diamond).
If you’re looking for a non traditional engagement ring, a herkimer diamond ring is a great alternative to a classic stone. It is one of the raw gemstones I refer people to all the time, simply because of its natural beauty.
It is rough, not sparkly and shiny as a diamond; but that’s what I love about it.
I once read a quote about how a tree in the forest doesn’t look at the trees alongside it and try to be taller, leaner, or stronger. They just grow. That’s sort of the reasoning behind why people love alternative gemstones vs. real diamonds. A natural or raw gemstone isn’t out trying to impress anyone with its 4 c’s or cost like a diamond might; instead, it shines in its own natural beauty and no two are exactly alike.
And that’s the wonderful thing about the rings designed by Deanna [of Gaia’s Candy]: she has perfected the craft of making brilliant raw quartz jewelry that really pops and stands out, all in their own natural, cool, refined way. :)
In her shop, she refers to her work as Sweet little indulgences and we couldn’t agree more.
And if you’re wondering where to buy herkimer diamonds for sale / amazing prices, now is a perfect time to shop. There are some sales happening now in the store, but it is only for a limited time.
This means you might need to act fast / tag your partner on Instagram / send hints by leaving this tab open on a mobile device / pin to your dream wedding board / etc. :) Whatever you’ve gotta do!
Now… let’s check out the best herkimer diamond rings around!
Herkimer Engagement Rings
1. Herkimer Diamond Quartz Crystal Engagement Ring, $67+
This rough crystal ring is made with a gold band and features a stunning large quartz stone.
See it here.
2. Rose Gold Filled Rough Quartz Ring, $109+
If you love rose gold, you’ll love it even more when you add a rough crystal to the center!
3. Herkimer Diamond and Sterling Silver Wedding Ring Set, $109+
If you usually wear sterling silver, this pairing of silver band with quartz stone is a great option; it will easily coordinate with your other jewelry pieces and is great for everyday wear. Here is a perfect example of a herkimer wedding ring set.
4. Solid Gold Herkimer Diamond Ring, $429+
This herkimer is large and wow-worthy! This ring is my favorite; check out the size of the stone! It is made with a solid gold band.
5. Smokey herkimer ring, $79+
This smokey quartz crystal has a cool, unique color. I love the way it looks paired with the sterling silver band.
6. Natural Citrine and Rough Quartz Stone Ring, $249
This statement ring makes an exceptional choice for an engagement; what a gorgeous combination of citrine gemstone and herkimer quartz crystals. I especially love the way the claw-setting holds the stones up high.
7. Crystal Engagement Ring, $67.99+
This ring has an oxidized band and a cool goth-inspired look. This is for the coolest, non-traditional brides who crave an alternative engagement ring style that rocks. (And pair with this leather jacket!)
See it here.
8. Three stone rough stone ring, $419+
Three stones of rough herkimer diamonds. Love, love, love.
Get it here.
9. Gold and Herkimer Diamond Ring with Thin Band, $109+
This is another beautiful example: I love the claw set style and the thin band that goes with this in gold. Lovely!
And just in case you were wondering, as I was… do they make quartz earrings, too? Yes, they do — and they’re fabulous. :)
Buy them here.
Where to Buy Herkimer Diamond Rings
Deanna is wonderful to work with; Gaia’s Candy is a Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride.
+ If giving a herkimer engagement ring, don’t forget a gorgeous ring box: velvet ring boxes are a favorite of mine; I also love these cool diamond shaped ring boxes. Both are great (handmade!) options. #ShopSmall
TELL US: What do you think of rough gemstone rings or quartz engagement rings like these? Do you like this trend? Tell us in the comment box below. We’d love to hear from you!