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Larimar cabochons smooth polished Oval shape handmade Gemstone 100%Natural Loose stone 13cts.(25X15)m

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Gemstone:- Larimar

Stone Size: 25mm 15mm

Stone Shape: oval

Stone Cut: Cabochon

Stone Weight: 13Cts



Larimar is a trademarked name for a rare blue, gem-quality variety of the mineral pectolite. Pectolite is normally gray in color and is actually not that rare, occurring in many locations around the world. But blue Larimar is found only in one location in the entire world - the Dominican Republic. Gemologically, blue Larimar is a hydrated sodium calcium silicate with manganese. Its distinct blue color is owed to calcium being replaced by copper impurities. The composition of Larimar is often mixed with other materials such as calcite and hematite. Its color can vary from white to light-blue, and from medium sky to volcanic blue.

The history of Larimar is based on many legends and stories. Although Larimar is commercially a relatively new gemstone, Dominican ancestors have long-prized the Caribbean gem. Stories of its first discovery claim that it was found by Father Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren in 1916 in the Dominican Republic, but then later forgotten about - up until its more recent 'rediscovery' in 1974 by Miguel Méndez, a local Dominican, and Norman Rilling, a visiting US Peace Corps volunteer. Together, they named the stone after Méndez's daughter 'Larissa' by combining the first letters of her name 'Lari' with 'mar', the Spanish word for 'sea'. Today, blue Larimar is very popular throughout the Caribbean, but it is extremely rare to find it anywhere else.


Identifying Larimar

Larimar is an acid silicate hydrate of sodium and calcium. It is colored by copper, which distinguishes it from other forms of pectolite. Minor traces of iron and potassium may also be present. Most Larimar forms with clusters of needle-like inclusions, often resulting in a slight simple chatoyancy, similar to charoite or pietersite. It has a hardness of 4.5 to 5 on the Mohs scale, approximately the same as apatite, sphene and turquoise. When polished, it exhibits an attractive silky luster. Due to its distinct pattern and colors, there are really no other gemstones commonly mistaken for rare blue Larimar.

Larimar Origin and Gemstone Sources

The only known source of blue Larimar is the Filipinas Mine in Los Checheses, located in the Dominican Republic. Larimar deposits surface as hot gasses push crystallized minerals up through the volcanic chimneys or tubes. In most cases, miners must dig deep into the volcanic tubes in search of deposits, but in some cases, it may also be found as sediment on the shores of the Caribbean, washed up as alluvial deposits carried down by the Bahoruco River.

Buying Larimar and Determining Larimar Value
Larimar Color

Larimar's color can range from very light blue to greenish blue, and from medium sky blue to 'volcanic blue', similar to turquoise. It rarely forms in solid colors; most stones exhibit white circular marbling patterns. The blue color is owed to traces of copper. Some stones may also exhibit spots of green, red or brown as a result of oxidation and the presence of iron. Stones with less white and deeper blue colors are considered to be the most valuable. Quality grading is done according to color; white is the lowest quality, while volcanic blue is the highest quality. Its color is photosensitive and it fades under exposure to strong sunlight and heat.

Larimar Clarity and Luster

Larimar is typically opaque, although some finer materials may appear slightly translucent. Stones often exhibit clusters of needle-like inclusions that can give it a slight simple chatoyancy (cat's eye) effect. When cut and polished, Larimar has an attractive silky to subvitreous luster.

Larimar Cut and Shape

Larimar is typically cut en cabochon. It may also be tumbled or cut into beads. Fancy shapes are rare and demand higher premiums, especially in calibrated sizes. Rounds and oval shapes are most common.

Larimar Treatment

Larimar is not known to be treated or enhanced in any way. Some inexpensive lighter colored stones may be dyed to imitate Larimar.




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Dear friends we can also make custom size orders in any gemstone.And price will be depend on the Quality of stone Which quality do you wan't . We will make your order in 3 to 7 day according to quantity of order...... For any question please Contact us:-)

Dear friends The drilling service is totally free...

Dear Friends We also can make the Pendant, Rings in any material But the Making and material charge is apart from the price of stone.

Dear Customer I am ship the parcel with India post they take 2 to 5 week minimum for shipping.If you are from USA then there is good news for you i can ship your parcel with USPS if parcel is of $70 above.IF you want to get fast shipping then you can contact me i can also ship your parcel by FedEx ,DHL,ARAMEX by charging extra shipping cost. Thank you:-)



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