Larimar is found in only one spot in the entire world — the Dominican Republic making this an excellent investment not only for its rarity, but its exceptional beauty! Larimar is said to stimulate the heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras helping with inner wisdom and outer manifestation of this wisdom. It represents peace and clarity. Larimar is usually cut as cabochons for rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets. It is not recommended for daily wear rings due to its softness. Beyond that it just looks great too. Larimar differs from Turqouise or other semi-precious stones as it is harder and more pure, thus making it a better fit for everyday wear. It has less interference in the stones from roots or other minerals. It can be polished to a brilliant shine. We offer larimar jewelry at wholesale prices. You can choose from many different types and styles of larimar jewelry for sale. From Larimar Necklaces to Larimar beads and pendants.
Development of Larimar is a result of volcanic activity. Larimar crystallization took place when the volcanic lava was cooling off as columns in the tubular “chimneys”. Larimar is a Mediterranean style villa with white stucco walls, terra cotta floors and large airy high ceilings. Each of Larimar’s large bedrooms has its own full bath. Larimar is a pectolite, which is a secondary rock formed from volcanic activities. Pectolite is found in numerous places, but blue pectolite has only been found in the Dominican Republic.
Larimar is a variety of pectolite, or a rock composed largely of pectolite, an acid silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium. Although pectolite is found in many locations, none have the unique volcanic blue coloration of larimar. Larimar is an ocean blue gemstone from a remote mountain region in the Caribbean Basin, often mistaken for blue topaz. Larimar is an opaque stone kind of like turquoise, but with greater variance in blue coloring. The blue color in larimar varies and some stones are deeper blue than others.
Larimar is found only in one remote area of the Dominican Republic, the same volcanic forces which created the island itself forged this exquisite gem. Hot gases pushed molten material into the volcano’s chimneys, causing its minerals to crystallize and create the stone’s unique properties. Larimar is “the” gemstone of the Caribbean. This semi precious stone is found only in a remote mountain region in the south of the Isand. Atlantis Stone or Larimar is a new and extremely welcome member of the family of healing stones. Larimar is finely tuned to the human body, especially the 5th Energy Center (Chakra; Vishuda), situated in the throat area of the body.
Miguel Mendez named the stone by combining his daughter’s name, “Larissa,” with “mar,” the Spanish word for sea. Miguel took his young daughter’s name Larissa and the Spanish word for sea ( mar ) and formed Larimar , by the colors of the water of the Caribbean Sea, where it was found. The few stones they found were alluvial sediment, washed into the sea by the Bahoruco River.
Larimar is one of the newest and rarest gemstones to have been discovered and cataloged. It was formed millions of years ago by volcanic activity and now occurs in just one sqaure kilometer of a remote mountain range in the Dominican Republic. Larimar is also known as the Dolphin Stone and sometimes as the Atlantis stone. Larimar is typically falls between 5 to 6.5 on the Moes hardness scale, making it an excellent choice for jewelry.