Cape May Diamonds
So lets talk a little about these stones that you see in my shop!
These stones are natural raw quartz crystals, that consist of an assortment of white, rose clear, yellow, and black stones. These beach stones are known as Cape May Diamonds. My husband and I collect each from the lovely beach in Cape May.
Origin and Legend
Cape May Diamonds are naturally tumbled quartz crystals, from the upper Delaware River. The travel 1000s of years, naturally tumbling in the river and ocean waves, making them smooth and roughly polished. People have been searching for and collecting these crystals since the early 1800s.
If tumbled for longer; these crystals can be even more polished, smooth, and some may turn completely clear. People search for the small, clear stones because they look like diamonds. Even though these stones are not diamonds, they are quartz crystal, they are collected and create an excitement when found. The small clear stones can be hard to find, but if you have time.. Grab a bucket and a chair; and search for those crystals.
Purchase and view these crystals in my website shop under Crystals and Stones.
Also available in our Etsy shop