Native American Materials – Larimar

Larimar is a rare blue variety of pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic. The color can range from white to pale blue to green blue to a sea blue to deep blue. It is a truly beautiful stone. Although discovered in 1916, it was not mined until it was rediscovered in 1974. Its name is a combination of the name Larissa (daughter of one of the rediscoverers), and “mar” which means sea in Spanish – thus Larimar. The more intense the blue and the more contrast in the stone, the higher and rarer is the quality. The blue color is photosensitive and can fade over time if exposed to too much light and heat.

One of our knowledgeable customers recently told us that Larimar is one of the most important stones for health.

Navajo Sterling Silver Larimar Pendant by Mark Yazzie

Navajo Sterling Silver Larimar Pendant by Mark Yazzie

2 thoughts on “Native American Materials – Larimar

  1. This stone is gorgeous! It is similar in color to my birthstone, aquamarine. I have never heard of larimar before. I learn so much on your blog. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us.


  2. I agree – there is something very good in the feeling category when I look at this stone. In person more amazing than photos. Very aquamarine – being a seacoast girl, you would especially relate to that !
    I’m so glad you find the posts interesting – as your blog is, this one also is a labor of love !

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