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  • MINE

    The only known location where Larimar has ever been found is within a 2 square kilometer area of a remote mountain in the Dominican Republic. After many years of lobbying, the villagers in this region secured the mineral rights and became a community of miners, bringing this beautiful rare gemstone from their world to ours. Today it is still mined by hand, artisan-style, by the people who have made this precious stone the soul of their community and are committed to protecting the natural landscape where it is mined.
  • MINE

    MINE

    The only known location where Larimar has ever been found is within a 2 square kilometer area of a remote mountain in the Dominican Republic. After many years of lobbying, the villagers in this region secured the mineral rights and became a community of miners, bringing this beautiful rare gemstone from their world to ours. Today it is still mined by hand, artisan-style, by the people who have made this precious stone the soul of their community and are committed to protecting the natural landscape where it is mined.
  • COMMUNITY

    COMMUNITY

    In partnership with the miners, Marahlago has helped to create positive changes in the lives of over 10,000 people in the Barahona region. Our proudest accomplishment has been to establish strong, lasting partnerships with miners that have helped to create a market for larimar around the world. The tools and equipment we provide enable entire villages to support themselves year-round and it is incredibly rewarding to know that each piece of larimar jewelry we produce has a huge impact on the lives of many thousands of people.
  • GEMSTONE

    GEMSTONE

    Larimar is a rare gem with a mysterious history that exists only in the Dominican Republic. This special gemstone was discovered when vivid blue stones were being washed into the river and gently tumbling downstream all the way to the ocean to be discovered by a local artisan. He named this mesmerizing beauty of nature, after his daughter Larissa and the spanish word for sea, Mar, to create what we all know today as, Larimar, the rare caribbean gemstone.
  • HEALING

    HEALING

    Edgar Cayce, predicted the finding of a gemstone of incredible beauty with powerful healing properties to be discovered in the Caribbean Sea and it is thought that Larimar is that gemstone. Larimar has a strong healing vibe that is said to cool emotions and take away negative energies. It has a calming energy that can also help to relieve stress and enhance creativity.
  • OUR STORY

    OUR STORY

    Adrian Nixon fell in love with larimar over 30 years ago while sailing around the islands, and knew he had stumbled upon something special. A completely untreated gemstone, exclusively mined in the Dominican Republic, that was virtually unknown to the rest of the world!

    Adrian and his then-girlfriend, Marah, started selling larimar jewelry at street fairs and craft shows and over a period of several years worked together to grow from those humble beginnings into a nascent brand. They named the company after Marah because her beautiful last name was such a perfect match that it seemed fate had intervened. While Adrian and Marah’s relationship didn't last, his inspiration, designs, and partnerships with the miners continue to flourish making marahlago the leading manufacturer of larimar jewelry worldwide.
  • CRAFTSMANSHIP

    CRAFTSMANSHIP

    Once the initial silver design is created it is immersed in silicone rubber to create a mold. Liquid wax is then injected into the mold to create the form that is cast using the lost wax technique. The initial casting is incredibly rough and requires several layers of polishing by a silversmith to get the mirror-like finish that is the hallmark of Marahlago. The stone cutters then cut the rough rocks into slices and then into pre-forms which are gradually refined until each individual stone fits into the silver perfectly. A graver tool is then used to set the accent stones and fold over the bezel, followed by a final polish and then the aesthetic finishes are then applied. Some designs can easily take several weeks of work to go from a rough casting to a finished piece. It is this attention-to-detail that makes Marahlago the gold standard of larimar jewelry and because of this, every piece of Marahlago bears the company's trademarked flower logo to assure authenticity.
  • DESIGNS

    DESIGNS

    Marahlago designs began as free forms, with a focus on the natural beauty of the stone. These designs were very popular with the mineral enthusiasts but Adrian soon realized that in order to achieve the full potential of this beautiful gem they would need a whole new level of sophistication that until then was unheard of in larimar jewelry. The styles and designs evolved and became more complicated and new production techniques were developed to work with larimar in ways that had not been done before. Our assortment ranges from the simple everyday essentials collection to the intricate Alexandria statement Necklace that contains 80 individual silver components and over 200 hand-set stones.
The only known location where Larimar has ever been found is within a 2 square kilometer area of a remote mountain in the Dominican Republic. After many years of lobbying, the villagers in this region secured the mineral rights and became a community of miners, bringing this beautiful rare gemstone from their world to ours. Today it is still mined by hand, artisan-style, by the people who have made this precious stone the soul of their community and are committed to protecting the natural landscape where it is mined.

COMMUNITY

In partnership with the miners, Marahlago has helped to create positive changes in the lives of over 10,000 people in the Barahona region. Our proudest accomplishment has been to establish strong, lasting partnerships with miners that have helped to create a market for larimar around the world. The tools and equipment we provide enable entire villages to support themselves year-round and it is incredibly rewarding to know that each piece of larimar jewelry we produce has a huge impact on the lives of many thousands of people.

GEMSTONE

Larimar is a rare gem with a mysterious history that exists only in the Dominican Republic. This special gemstone was discovered when vivid blue stones were being washed into the river and gently tumbling downstream all the way to the ocean to be discovered by a local artisan. He named this mesmerizing beauty of nature, after his daughter Larissa and the spanish word for sea, Mar, to create what we all know today as, Larimar, the rare caribbean gemstone.

HEALING

Edgar Cayce, predicted the finding of a gemstone of incredible beauty with powerful healing properties to be discovered in the Caribbean Sea and it is thought that Larimar is that gemstone. Larimar has a strong healing vibe that is said to cool emotions and take away negative energies. It has a calming energy that can also help to relieve stress and enhance creativity.

OUR STORY

Adrian Nixon fell in love with larimar over 30 years ago while sailing around the islands, and knew he had stumbled upon something special. A completely untreated gemstone, exclusively mined in the Dominican Republic, that was virtually unknown to the rest of the world!

Adrian and his then-girlfriend, Marah, started selling larimar jewelry at street fairs and craft shows and over a period of several years worked together to grow from those humble beginnings into a nascent brand. They named the company after Marah because her beautiful last name was such a perfect match that it seemed fate had intervened. While Adrian and Marah’s relationship didn't last, his inspiration, designs, and partnerships with the miners continue to flourish making marahlago the leading manufacturer of larimar jewelry worldwide.

CRAFTSMANSHIP

Once the initial silver design is created it is immersed in silicone rubber to create a mold. Liquid wax is then injected into the mold to create the form that is cast using the lost wax technique. The initial casting is incredibly rough and requires several layers of polishing by a silversmith to get the mirror-like finish that is the hallmark of Marahlago. The stone cutters then cut the rough rocks into slices and then into pre-forms which are gradually refined until each individual stone fits into the silver perfectly. A graver tool is then used to set the accent stones and fold over the bezel, followed by a final polish and then the aesthetic finishes are then applied. Some designs can easily take several weeks of work to go from a rough casting to a finished piece. It is this attention-to-detail that makes Marahlago the gold standard of larimar jewelry and because of this, every piece of Marahlago bears the company's trademarked flower logo to assure authenticity.

DESIGNS

Marahlago designs began as free forms, with a focus on the natural beauty of the stone. These designs were very popular with the mineral enthusiasts but Adrian soon realized that in order to achieve the full potential of this beautiful gem they would need a whole new level of sophistication that until then was unheard of in larimar jewelry. The styles and designs evolved and became more complicated and new production techniques were developed to work with larimar in ways that had not been done before. Our assortment ranges from the simple everyday essentials collection to the intricate Alexandria statement Necklace that contains 80 individual silver components and over 200 hand-set stones.

Inspired by turquoise waters and azure skies of the Caribbean, Marahlago's larimar jewelry designs have stood out from the crowd for almost 20 years. In 2002, designer Adrian Nixon formed partnerships with villagers in the Dominican Republic to create a larimar mining community. Through continued efforts, hard work and community partnerships entire villages are now able to support themselves on the proceeds from this rare and beautiful gemstone.

Designed by Adrian Nixon