(Dominican Republic)

Larimar is a type of pectolite, an acid silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium. Pectolite is found in many locations, but larimar has a unique coloration due to volcanic activity that resulted in copper substitution for calcium. Larimar is only found in the Dominican Republic, and has only been mined since the late 1970’s. It was named after the sea, mar, and the mine owner’s daughter, Larissa. Larimar can be green or brownish, due to inclusions of other minerals. The darker the blue, the higher the grade. It is also photosensitive & heat sensitive and will fade if exposed to too much sunlight, or heat.

– Associated with the throat chakra, zodiac signs of Leo & Pisces & vibrates to the number 9.

– Gives the user a clear voice to express boundaries.
– Aids us in speaking in a tactful way that is easily understood by others. A stone of communication, truth & clarity.
– A nurturing stone of emotional healing. Makes self sabotaging patterns known, allowing the way for new habits and healthier coping strategies to take form.
– Helps one meditate deeper, feeling deep peace & connecting to spirit guides and angels.
– Helps remove energy blocks in the meridians of the body, especially the head, neck and chest. Helps with water retention. Calms those who are stressed, eases hot tempers and invokes a deep peacefulness.

Hardness: 4.5-5 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 2.62-2.87
Refractive Index: 1.59-1.63