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Larimar

This stone is known by many ‘names’ : The Atlantis Stone, The Dolphin Stone, Stefilia’s Stone. It is in fact a lovely variety of Pectolite.  Found only in the Caribbean blue waters around the Dominican Republic.  Scientifically, Larimar is a truly unique gemstone, in it’s mineral content as well as it’s chemical make up.  The coloring is due to copper, much like Turquoise, but this is where that connection ends. After is discovery in 1974, it was analyzed by geologists as well as the Smithsonian Institute, and all agreed that the Larimar stone had volcanic origins and therefore belongs to the family of Pectolite. Larimar being the only blue or teal colored Pectolite to this day.

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