Larimar

Larimar

Larimar crystal stone meaning. A rare blue variety of silicate pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean islands.. We can found it only in the Dominican Republic. In the Caribbean islands. Its coloration varies from white, also light greenish blue, to deep blue.

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Larimar meaning (or larimare)

The stone was discovered in 1974. It was on a beach. At the foot of the Bahoruco Mountain Range. The coastal province of Barahona. Natives believed that the stone came from the sea. They called the gem blue stone.

Miguel took his young daughter’s name Larissa. With the Spanish word for sea. and he finally chosed the name Larimar. It s also suggest the colors of the Caribbean Sea where we can found it.

The few stones that they found were alluvial sediment. They washed into the sea by the Bahoruco River. An upstream search revealed the in-situ outcrops, In the range. And soon we started to mine the Los Chupaderos mine.

A type of pectolite

Larimar is a type of pectolite. It’s also a rock composed largely of pectolite. An acid silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium. It is found in many locations. But the gemstone has a unique volcanic blue coloration. It is the result of copper substitution for calcium.

Miocene volcanic rocks, also andesites and basalts, erupted within the limestones of the south coast of the island. These rocks contained cavities. Were later filled with a variety of minerals. Including the blue pectolite. These stone cavity fillings are a secondary occurrence. Within the volcanic flows, also dikes, and plugs.

When these rocks erode. The location of pectolite fillings is down the slope. To end up in the alluvium and also the beach gravels.

The Bahoruco river carried the pectolite bearing sediments to the sea. The tumbling action along the streambed provided the natural polishing to the blue larimar. It makes them stand out in contrast to the dark gravels of the streambed..

Larimar crystal meaning and properties

The stone is said to enlighten and heal in a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual way. It stimulates the heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras facilitating inner wisdom and outer manifestation. It represents peace and clarity, radiating healing and love energy. It is said to be a healing stone.

 

FAQ

Is larimar expensive?

The price depends on the color with deep blue being the most valuable color. This deep blue to an almost sky blue with light white marbling is the most expensive quality. The higher price is around 50 US$ per carat.

Is larimar a gemstone?

The blue pectolite is an extremely rare gemstone. It has been found only in one location: a mountainous, relatively inaccessible area in the province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic.

What does fake larimar stone look like?

Genuine stones are opaque, cloudy and hazy. Light does not pass through a real stone. Lift the stone up to a light source, natural light is the best and most accurate one, and observe if light goes through the stone. If it does, that is an obvious sign that the stone meaning a fake.

Why is larimar so rare?

The stone has only been found in one location in the world: the Dominican Republic, and some other parts of the Caribbean.

Is larimar toxic?

No, it is perfectly safe in water or air.

How do you wear Larimar?

Wearing a stone pendant is the easiest way to use one of these crystals. This lovely blue stone is good to wear as a pendant, as its energy resonates within the throat chakra stone. Worn there it helps to create clearer communication, especially connected to your feelings and how you relate to others.

How do you clean Larimar?

You can wash your gemstone piece with clean, fresh water, and a few drops of mild soap and with a soft brush clean the dirt from the silver setting, rinse and dry with a soft cloth. The stone might turn slightly bluer due to water absorption.

Does larimar fade in sunlight?

It has a very attractive color, it is a soft gemstone and is easily scratched. Its color may also fade upon prolonged exposure to strong sunlight.

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