Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon


Larimar Freeform Pendant

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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 lovely designer cab to wrap. The stone is thick and took six strands of sterling silver wire. After forming the wire around the stone in a simple design and securing it into place, I added a topper of curls and swirls with tiny claws.

The pendant measures 2" from top of bail and is 1 1/4" 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



P829 - SOLD


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