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Larimar Designer 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 cabochon to wrap from a seller in Miami. The stone comes from the Dominican Republic and has a nice polish with splendid white on pale blue patterning. Larimar of this quality is hard to find and commands astronomical prices. I used five strands of sterling silver wire around the perimeter, then added a simple topper to show off the stone's beauty. The hidden bail is large enough to accommodate most chains.

The pendant measures just under 2 1/2" from top of bail and is 3/4" 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 designer pendant

P1110 - $62

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Last updated 15 August 2013

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