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What is Larimar?

There is so much more to know about Larimar than just that it is one of the most beautiful gemstones in the world.

First of all – it’s one of the most rare, too!  LARIMAR is found in only one place in the world - one square kilometer (approximately ½ square mile!) in the mountains above Baoruco in the Dominican Republic! 

LARIMAR is a volcanic stone, the result of volcanic activity that occurred millions of years ago!  It’s a form of pectolite, and although pectolite is found in nearly every hemisphere, none have the unique volcanic blue coloration of Larimar.  Pectolite is normally gray or white, yet pectolite from that one location in the world is a beautiful blue pectolite – that which we know and love as Larimar!  

It is awe-inspiring to ponder the fact that the series of events that created this beautiful blue wonder have only occurred one time, in one place throughout the history of the world!   Amazing!

Larimar's beautiful colors mirror the blue and white shades of the ocean and sky. No two stones are alike; each piece is unique, with its own natural beauty. 

Its colorations vary from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue, from translucent to dark.

Larimar Pendant - Image

Some have likened the patterning found on
Larimar stones to Rorschach tests.

What do you see in the stone? 

A flower? 
A dolphin? 
A tree?  
A beautiful blue sky with clouds? 
An underwater seascape? 

Round Larimar Stone

Larimar with Turtleback patterning

 The blue and green come from traces of copper.


Turtleback patterning is named because the
pattern in the stone mimics the back of a turtle.


Some stones include “scenic” pieces with red
plumes (from iron) – often making a fern-like design.

Scenic Larimar stone

But the beauty of Larimar is in the beholder.  Its colors vary from the lightest sky blue to the darkest of ocean blues.   When picking the right Larimar piece for you - whichever piece moves you is the right and best piece of Larimar.


the Atlantis Stone. A very strong defender of the notion that part of Atlantis could be found in the Caribbean was the psychic Edgar Cayce.  For this reason, many look at Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) as a remnant of sunken Atlantis.

Cayce predicted that on one of the Caribbean islands a blue stone would be found with extraordinary healing attributes! It should be noted however, that this point is disputed by some.

Larimar is also called the Dolphin Stone and most recently has been called the “Lucky Stone” especially after a woman, down on her luck, bought a Larimar ring, ended up meeting her soul-mate and then winning the lottery!    (Your results may vary!).