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Herkimer DiamondSolitaireRing

$325

Despite their diamond misnomer, Herkimers are six-sided, double-terminated quartz crystals and are relatively valueless. Unscrupulous jewelers during the Civil War often tried to pass them off as the more precious variety. We love the visual joke created when these severely flawed (yet impressively sized) stones masquerade as diamonds in our version of the classic "solitaire" engagement-ring setting. Every unique stone is set by hand; expect yours to have irregularities like cracks, dark spots, and milky-colored mineral impurities.

This product is final sale.

thedetails

  • Age

    Contemporary. Handmade in Portland, Oregon.

  • Materials

    Herkimer diamonds (quartz) and 10k gold.

  • Size

    Small stones measure about 3/8" at their widest point. Available in whole ring sizes 5-8. Rings can be easily sized up or down by a local jeweler should you want them adjusted.

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please note:Terms of Sale

During the archive sale, shipping is FREE for purchases over $100 within the continental US. For US-bound purchases under $100, a flat $7 fee will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs. International orders will be subject to our normal shipping fees, and may incur customs charges. Please refer to our FAQ's for more information on our international shipping policy.

For sale orders, we'll be shipping via USPS first class mail. Any orders valued over $1,000 will ship via UPS, insured and with signature required. Since these sales are always extremely popular, expect to wait up to 4 weeks for shipping and handling; for any orders involving sizing or stamping, expect to wait up to 4-6 weeks. We have one employee and expect many hundreds of orders. You'll receive an email when your order ships, which may take several weeks. Please be patient!

To keep things cheap for everyone, we will be using basic, minimal packaging for all archive sale orders. We are unable to provide gift wrapping or notes for any sale orders—sorry!

If you place multiple orders, email us with both your order numbers. We’ll refund you the second shipping fee and will combine all items into one package.

All sale items are FINAL SALE. No refunds or exchanges.

theInspiration

These stones come from Herkimer, a town in upstate New York.