Larimar is a rare form of Pectolite which was discovered in 1974 by Miguel Mendez on the island of Hispaniola in the Dominican Repluplic. He named this beautiful blue gem after his daughter, Larissa, and the Spanish word for sea: mar. This is the only place in the world this stone is found. I became aware of it on a vacation to the Caribbean and instantly fell in love with it.
The stone is formed by Miocene volcanic rocks, Andesites, and Basalts which erupted within the limestone on the island’s coast. The rocks contained cavities which were filled with minerals including blue pectolite. Larimar is said to be a highly spiritual stone good for stress, emotional pain, and to help you feel calm and relaxed.
Featured above are a few pieces that I’ve created using the beautiful sea-blue stone so far.