Larimar: The Caribbean Gemstone

 Larimar is a volcanic rock composed largely of pectolite, an acid silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium. Even though pectolite is a unique mineral found in many locations, Larimar has a unique volcanic blue coloration, which is the result of copper substitution for calcium.

 Larimar is known as a truly rare gemstone found only in a remote area of the Caribbean coast of the Dominican Republic. This gemstone, also called Blue Stone, Stefilia’s Stone, and the Stone of the Atlantis is the result of volcanic activity that occurred several millions of years ago. The intense variation of the blue colors of this gemstone makes it extremely beautiful and desirable.

While typically this gemstone is composed of a distinctive blue color, larimar has actually been discovered in a variety of different colors; white, light blue, blue-green, dark blue and even with flecks of red which is the product of inclusions oxidation.

It is believed that larimar emanates an energy that helps with communication skills and enhances spirituality. For this reason, many people use this gemstone to meditate because of its healing properties.

Larimar represents the perfect synthesis between thought and feeling. In the tranquility of its lustrous blue, it creates a link of peace between the heart and the mind balancing our existence with nature helping our ability to communicate clearly.

Because of its attractive color, its hardness, and ability to polish and shine, this gemstone makes an excellent material for jewelry. As a matter of fact, in recent years this gemstone has come to be regarded as one of the rarest novelties known.