Larimar Cabochon Stefilia's Stone Pectolite Free Form Designer Cut Light Sky Tifany Robins Egg Blue Green Jewelry Dominican Republic

Larimar Cabochon Stefilia's Stone Pectolite Free Form Designer Cut Light Sky Tifany Robins Egg Blue Green Jewelry Dominican Republic

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This is a NATURAL untreated gemstone. There is no treatment known which enhances the quality of Larimar .

size - 11mm x 10mm x 5mm
shape - Free Form square
weight - 7.970 carats

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Larimar, also called "Stefilia's Stone", is a rare blue variety of pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue.

A Little History of how Larimar got its name: The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Mining records show that on 23 November 1916 Father Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren of the Barahona Parish requested permission to explore and exploit the mine of a certain blue rock he had discovered. Pectolites were not yet known in the Dominican Republic, However the request was rejected.

In 1974, Miguel Méndez and Norman Rilling rediscovered Larimar on a beach. Natives, who believed the stone came from the sea, called the gem Blue Stone. Miguel took his young daughter's name Larissa and the Spanish word for sea (mar) and formed Larimar, by the colors of the water of the Caribbean Sea, where it was found. The few stones they found were alluvial sediment, washed into the sea by the Bahoruco River. An upstream search revealed the in situ outcrops in the range and soon the Los Chupaderos mine was formed.

NOTE: Please be very careful with this stone, The blue color of Larimar is photosensitive and may fade with time if exposed to too much light and heat.

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