This Jet carved Crowned Raven stands upon an antler harvested from a Northwestern Native Reservation with a Herkimer Diamond nestled in its beak.
Across many cultures and throughout recorded time the Raven has been present alongside many iconic religious and Mythological characters. The Norse god Odin was said to have Ravens upon each shoulder. In Christianity, Noah sent a Raven from the Arc to find land after the floods. Native American cultures believe the Ravens stole the Sun. Celtic deities were said to transform into Ravens. Ravens augur transition.
Their jet black plumage shines iridescent in the sunlight, so Ravens are known as shapeshifters. Gifted with intelligence, Ravens are often represented as a communicator, sometimes seen as a messenger from the underworld. Ravens facilitate rebirth, recovery and healing. A group of Ravens is called an Unkindness.
Herkimer Diamonds come from only one place – Herkimer, New York, in the United States. The bedrock in which the crystals are found began forming approximately half a billion years ago in a shallow Cambrian Sea that lapped against the southern shores of the ancestral Adirondack Mountains (near the town of Herkimer, New York). It is an exceptionally strong crystal for clearing electromagnetic pollution, radioactivity, and geopathic stress, and makes an excellent environmental spray or gem elixir. Herkimer Diamonds have a crystal memory, accepting and retaining information which can be retrieved at a later time. They may also be programmed with thoughts of love, well-being, or healing for others to draw on. Herkimer is a good crystal for teachers of spirituality and alternative therapies. As a power stone in the workplace, it brings positive attention and prosperity through high achievement, and assists with research and study as it stores knowledge. It is also beneficial in stabilizing company finances.