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Herkimer Diamonds in a Range of Colors  The natural color for a Herkimer diamond, without impurities, is clear.
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The most common colors due to impurities fall along a spectrum ranging from tinted clear, to white, to champagne, smoky and black. The black color is due to hydrocarbon inclusions, discussed further on the inclusion page.
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White Herkimer Diamonds
Smoky Herkimer Diamonds
“Golden” Herkimer Diamonds
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