Larimar, Cabochons, 25, 50 or 100 Gram Lot Assorted Shapes & Sizes

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Larimar, Cabochons, Assorted Shapes & Sizes 

This image is of a similar assortment of 100 grams of Larimar.  

50 gram lots will be 50% less pieces.

25 gram lots will be 75% less pieces. 

Millimeter sizes mentioned are a suggested range, not a guarantee.

Larimar is a blue variety silicate mineral found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Most Larimar began to form around 100 million years ago when the islands were created by tectonic movement and volcanic eruptions. It has a unique volcanic blue coloration due to the crystals having trace impurities of copper mixed in. Larimar stones are opaque, cloudy, and hazy and white streaks are very common. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green blue to deep blue; white is low quality and volcanic blue is the highest quality.

The Dominican Republic's mining records show that there was a request to explore and mine Larimar in 1916, but it was rejected. Miguel Méndez and Peace Corps volunteer Norman Rilling rediscovered Larimar in 1974 on a beach.  Larimar is a combination of Lari, short for “Larissa,” and the Spanish mar for “sea.” Larissa was the daughter of Miguel who rediscovered it 1974.

Hardness 4.5-5

This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, and polishing.