A stunning gem grade larimar stone from our collection of crystals rocks and minerals. Although beautifully polished the stone's vitreous lustre can't really be fully appreciated in our photos. The back of the stone is only lightly polished so the lustre is dull. A surface with a dull lustre absorbs light instead of reflecting it.
Larimar is a relatively rare gemstone that comes from the mineral blue pectolite. It can only be found on the Caribbean island of Dominican Republic and it's not known for certain how much is 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. The vast majority which tends to be cut and polished for use in jewellery, remains on the island for the purpose of creating revenue primarily from tourists.
The colour of this larimar stone is completely natural. Having purchased a fine grade rough piece of rock some years ago, we managed to get several beautiful stones from it.