This complete Herkimer golden healer crystal seems made for metaphysical pursuits.
Sparkly growth occurrences, clear imprints, and a healed fracture sparkle rainbows from several facets. A healed fracture occurs during the crystal's formation. Something caused a crack, or hesitation in growth. As the crystal continued growing it sealed itself. These crystals are considered powerful healers because of their ability to have self-healed.
Rainbows, also called 'color veils', occur when light is refracted by the prismatic effect of inclusions. Crystal healers maintain they increase awareness that love is within all moments of life's experiences. View your Herkimer in bright light to get the full extent of rainbows.
Externally, growth occurrences are present as well.
While double terminated; with one sharp point, the other has matrix attachment of dolostone.
Additionally, a hopper mark covers one facet, or face. A hopper crystal grew rapidly in stages. Each time new growth started and stopped, a step occurred. In the end, you have a crystal that looks like it grew wildly in different directions stepping down to a center point. This pattern is also referred to as 'negative skeletal' quartz.
Two bridge crystals are also present and are seen in the images. They are next to the hopper, and measure about 5 mm and 8 mm. The smaller has a marred termination. The larger is dt (double terminated) with a bit of dolostone matrix. Those inclined to the metaphysical properties believe a bridge crystal facilitates bridging between the inner and outer worlds, between the self and others. It is also called an "Inner Child" crystal; helping you heal and get in touch with your inner child, bridging the gap between inner and outer self.
This natural stone is also a good size for a complete Herkimer Diamond. It's easy to hold and has a great feel in your hand.
Generally, most persons who work with the metaphysical properties of stones are drawn to B and C grade crystals because of their many interesting characteristics.
This Herkimer Diamond, with it's growth occurrences, healed fractures, rainbows, golden color, bridge crystals, and hopper mark is surely suited to healing work !