Larimar which is mostly used as a gemstone comes from the Dominican Republic.
It's only found in the Las Filipinas mine in a remote mountainous region in the south west of the country.
Larimar is highly sought after for its metaphysical healing properties. It has been associated with the lost Kingdom of Atlantis.
The stone's colour is not believed to be enhanced at any stage whilst being processed.
The colour of larimar is stable so does not fade when exposed to UV light.