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GEMSTONE OF THE CARIBBEAN®
The Jewel of the Caribbean®
Larimar (also known as the Dolphin Stone or the Atlantis stone)
Reflecting the azure blue waters of the Caribbean, Larimar is a recently discovered rare gemstone found in only one minesite on our Planet. Often mistaken for translucent Turquoise or fine blue Jade, Larimar beautifully mirrors the waters surrounding its island origin. Larimar's crystal vibrations and unique blend of colors have drawn many people to it. Scientifically, Larimar or Blue Pectolite is totally unique in it's mineral and chemical make-up. Copper, similar to Turquoise, is the cause of color. That is the only connection of Larimar to the ancient stone known as Turquoise. Sodium calcium silicate with a copper ion is the chemical description of Larimar.
This website includes the foremost scientific paper to date on Larimar, co-authored by Dr. Bob Woodruff in conjunction with the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.). They published their findings in the Winter 1989 issue of Gems and Gemology - the most prestigious gem magazine in the world. Our company owner/founder Charles Mark provided samples, on site information, photographs and devised the first Larimar color grading system, which is shown in this paper.
The full extent of Larimar's metaphysical qualities are still being revealed, but it is said the various colors each exert their own particular energy. Blue tones calm the spirit, greens assist healing, while red patterns strengthen the will.
Overall Larimar is associated with the Fifth Chakra and the Deva of the Blue Ray. Larimar works to bring truth to the communications process.
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Larimar, La Joya del Caribe, the Jewel of the Caribbean, S.A. Dominican Republic
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