Friday, June 20, 2008

Larimar - Stone from the Dominican Republic






This being my first post I thought I would start with one of my favorite stones. Larimar. Larimar is a pectolite and can only be found in the Dominican Republic. Beautiful pale baby blue and white to the darkest azure of the sea. Larimar is rarely seen except by collectors. The finest stones are solid blue and deep in color but can be found in a variety of shades occaisionally even red, probably an iron inclusion in the stone. Take a look at the pictures to get an idea of the beauty of this stone.






5 comments:

A Fly On The Wall said...

Gorgeous Lois - You found some real beauties.

Robyn Hawk

dentedhalo said...

Lois,
The larimar is gorgeous! Since I don't have any, I'll just have to look at your pics! :)

Carmen

Annette Piper said...

Beautiful pics of a beautiful stone! Keep up the good work :)

A Beaded Affair said...

Check out Robyn's blog at http://flyviewsandreviews.blogspot.com/ for everything interesting about gems

Check out Carmens new Banner and fancy paper at http://dentedhalo.blogspot.com/

Sweet Kyanite earrings and to die for gems at Annette's blog
http://annettepiperjewellery.blogspot.com/

Shelley said...

Oh my, another Larimar collector. I am up to 5 pieces that someday I will do a wire wrap. I actually sold a piece that I got a show recently.