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Larimar

Larimar


Discovered in the Dominican Republic and named for the discover's daughter ("Lari-ssa") and the sea ("mar"), Larimar is a type of pectolite, which is a silicate that has, in this case, a volcanic orgin. These stones are so valuable that they are often sold by the carat, like faceted stones.
Despite its ethereal beauty, Larimar is extremely temperamental and difficult to cut: It chips, spalls, and generally does its best to foil lapidary efforts. Also, the larger the piece, the more difficult it is to avoid showing some matrix, as well as the natural healed fractures common to this stone.  In cases where these imperfections are more apparent, I have discounted the piece. This stone is considered photo-sensitive, so it should not be left out in direct sunlight for long periods or its color will fade.
 

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Larimar
Larimar W219
Mined only in the Dominican Republic. Polished back...
$50.00
Larimar
Larimar W217
Mined only in the Dominican Republic. Polished back...
$46.00
Larimar
Larimar W218
Mined only in the Dominican Republic. Polished back...
$42.00
Larimar
Larimar W215
Mined only in the Dominican Republic. Polished back...
$34.00
Larimar
Larimar W102
Mined only in the Dominican Republic. Unpolished back...
$34.00
Larimar
Larimar W211
Mined only in the Dominican Republic. Polished back...
$32.00
Larimar
Larimar W210
A slight imperfection along one edge can easily be covered by a bezel strip. Mined only in the Domi..
$32.00
Larimar
Larimar W213
The most noticeable part of the hairline healed fracture on this piece can be covered by a bezel st..
$32.00
Larimar
Larimar W205
A couple of shallow fissures on the pearlescent surface of this piece dictate a price reduction. If..
$18.00
Larimar
Mined only in the Dominican Republic. Polished back...
$18.00
Larimar
Mined only in the Dominican Republic. Polished back...
$16.00
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