Larimar is a gorgeous variety of pectolite that features dappled blues and oceanic greens capturing the beauty of the shimmering Caribbean Sea. Continue reading to discover what makes the gemstone so rare and exotic.
Though considered as a volcanic stone, Larimar is a form of pectolite. While pectolite is common in almost every hemisphere, only Larimar develops the unusual Caribbean blue hue. Larimar is only available from the Dominican Republic.
American psychic healer Edgar Cayce (1877 – 1945) predicted that a portion of the lost city of Atlantis would be uncovered in the Caribbean near the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic). He also indicated that there, a blue stone with unusual healing properties could be found. Larimar was found near the Haitian border of the Dominican Republic. The discovery of this rare blue stone, along with the discovery of the sunken Bimini Road in 1968 seemed to validate Cayce’s prediction, earning Larimar the nickname of Atlantis Stone.
Larimar was discovered close to the village of Baoruco in the Barahona province in the Dominican Republic, close to the Haitian border. Extracting this gem can be a challenge. Mine sites are hard to access, and they are vulnerable to hurricanes and weather disturbances.
Of the raw Larimar extracted, only the top three percent of gemstones with the highest standards go on to become Liquidation Channel gemstones. Fortunately for you, the LC will be showcasing some of its best Larimar during the Larimar Show today from 9 a.m. until midnight CT.