A stunning gem grade larimar stone from the Dominican Republic.
This stone is beautifully polished although it can't be fully appreciated in our photos. The back has only been lightly polished so the lustre is dull. This means the surface absorbs light instead of reflecting it.
Larimar comes from the mineral blue pectolite. It's relatively rare because there's only a limited amount left available to mine. It comes from the Bahoruco Mountain range in the far south west of the island.
Due to its rarity only small quantities of larimar are exported. Stones are mostly used in jewellery and are sold to tourists.