One of my favorite stones for designing jewelry is the ever popular Herkimer Diamond (aka Double Terminated Quartz). I use both water clear stones and stones with lots of dark matrix. I love using them best in earring designs as they are flattering around the face. Nothing like a tiny bit of bling to make a girl feel her best. To this day, the Brass Hoop Herkimer Diamond Dangle Earrings are still one of my favorite go-to earrings:
I use all water clear stones in my jewelry designs except for these earrings. I wanted to play up the rustic look of the vintage brass, so I chose "imperfect" herkimer diamonds with lots of matrix to go with these Rustic Herkimer Diamond Earrings.