Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon

Larimar Teardrop Pendant


Larimar can be a vivid robin's egg blue or it can be more of a teal shade or have blue and white patterning. Any way you slice it, larimar is gorgeous and highly sought after. There isn't much of this material on the market, and good quality larimar commands a high price. I was fortunate to acquire this gorgeous pale teal colored cabochon to wrap. It has a nice polish, splendid patterning and an insignificant healed fracture which in no way diminishes the stone. Larimar of this quality is hard to find and commands astronomical prices. The stone is thick and took seven strands of sterling silver wire, so it is fairly hefty. I used a simple design so as not to overwhelm the stone, then added my signature topper. The hidden bail is large enough to accommodate an omega chain.

The pendant measures 2" from top of bail and is 1 1/8" wide.

Note: Larimar is a form of blue pectolite, a sodium calcium silicate mineral with a hardness of 4.5 to 5. It occurs as aggregates of needle-like crystals, grown together in a solid mass, characterized by dramatic patterns of blue, blue-green and white. It forms in cavities within basaltic lava and is found only on the island of Hispaniola in the Dominican Republic. Because the area in which it can be found is tiny and the material is in short supply, the stones are priced accordingly.

Larimar is said to enhance communication and feminine power and soothe the emotional body. Naisha Ahsian, in The Book of Stones, calls larimar one of the cardinal water element stones.

larimar teardrop pendant

P1073 - $80

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Last updated 10 July 2012

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