Larimar is the blue to greenish blue, massive variety of pectolite. It started to be actively mined in the Barahona Province in southwestern Dominican Republic starting in 1974. Miguel Mendez a local resident, that promoted larimar, named the stone in honor of his daughter Lari and the Spanish word mar that means sea.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
LWUV: Inert to moderate greenish yellow or orange
Countries of Origin
Unknown; Dominican Republic
Larimar is soft, so be mindful of scratching. Requires gentle handling. Care turn white if exposed to jewelers torch.