Size (cms) : 3.4 x 3.1 x 1 (excludes the bale)
Rare Larimar Gemstone Pendant
This highly polished larimar gemstone has been mounted in a slightly chunkier sterling silver setting.
Larimar which is the gemstone variety of the mineral blue pectolite can only be found in the Dominican Republic. This small country which is located on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola and shares its border with Haiti, is the only place in the world where larimar has ever been found. Another factor which makes this striking stone so rare is that mineral reserves are rapidly becoming depleted and it's not known for certain exactly how much is left available to mine.
Being such a valuable commodity to this small island nation means that only small quantities of larimar are exported. The vast majority ends up as finely cut cabochons that go on to be used in items of jewellery which are mostly sold to tourists.
Larimar exhibits distinctive colours and markings which some say mimic the colours of the Caribbean sea. This unique and beautiful larimar pendant was crafted by hand by one of the small team of artisans with whom we have been working for almost twenty years.