TAKE A JOURNEY WITH US

OUR STORY

The founders of Marahlago, Marah and Adrian were captivated by Larimar in the same way that this Caribbean treasure has intrigued countless adventurers and travelers. Through several journeys to the Dominican Republic, they saw local artisans creating souvenirs for their local market, that were simple and beautiful, but missing that special ‘something’ that would help propel this unique treasure on the world stage.

OUR HISTORY

The company was founded by their dream to combine this premier gem with excellent jewelry designs and fashion forward settings. Our mission is to create treasured pieces that captivate wearers and admirers time and again. The ageless beauty and natural luminescence of Larimar makes it a privilege to create designs that capture the spirit of this unique gem and share its amazing natural beauty with others.

COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE

Because Larimar was formed in the heart of a volcano, much of the natural Larimar found has some kind of flaw. Our commitment to excellence means that we use less than 1% of mined Larimar for our designs. Our craftsmen are trained to meticulously inspect and cut every stone to ensure they are free of inclusions, crack, areas of discoloration, dullness and other signs of low-grade Larimar.

GUARANTEED QUALITY

As an assurance to our treasured customers, each one of our unique designs bears the Marahlago trademark flower. This is our guarantee to you that the piece is of the highest quality and showcases natural and untreated Larimar.

OUR DESIGN

Adrian’s creative designs have captured the hearts of Larimar lovers around the world. His flair for fashion forward design beautifully highlight Larimar in a way that captures the essence of the Caribbean. Having explored the Caribbean port by port, Adrian’s adventures are reflected in every piece.

CARIBBEAN GEMSTONE

Larimar is a rare gem with a mysterious history that exists only in the Dominican Republic. An earthquake dislodged pieces into a river where they gently tumbled downstream to be discovered. One of the early artisans used the small blue pebbles and named them after his daughter, “Larissa” and the spanish word for ocean, “Mar.” Local children can still be seen running up and down the shore in search of their own treasures.

SUSTAINABILITY

At marahlago, we view sustainability as a strategy that includes environmental and social issues in our local communities. Besides bringing home a piece of the Caribbean, a beautiful rare gemstone at an affordable price; you are also supporting a low impact way of mining that directly supports the villagers and people that mine it.

RESPONSIBLE MINING

Deep within a mountain range whose peaks kiss the clouds, lies a long road surrounded by dense jungle. Here, in the heart of the Dominican Republic, lies the only known Larimar deposit in the entire world. The entire mine occupies a mere 1/2 of a square mile.

COMMUNITY

Over the years one of the most gratifying things we have experienced is watching the quality of life dramatically improve for the villager’s based on their hard work in mining larimar. The majority of villagers lived in wooden shacks with tin roof’s, and now their houses are mostly hurricane proof cement structures with air-conditioning and satellite TV.

GIVING BACK

Since our founding, one Marahlago’s main accomplishments has been our ability to establish a local partnership with miners and craftsman by working with them create and participate in a global Larimar market. Through our partnerships, we have enabled entire villages to support themselves. At marahlago we have the unique privilege of knowing that every piece we make and sell has a direct, positive impact on another’s life.