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What is Larimar? Everything You Need to Know - Marahlago

Everything You Need to Know About Larimar

The Rare Caribbean Gemstone


Cut Larimar stone. There is deep blue marbling, sign that it can be made into high quality jewelry.

LARIMAR

If semi-precious stones have their own cache of best kept secrets, then one of them is definitely Larimar, an extremely rare precious stone that has only been found in one very small location on the planet, a remote mountain range of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Read More

Dominican Republic rocky beach next to palm trees forest. Wooden boats are scattered on the shore.

LARIMAR DISCOVERY

As recently as 1974, a Dominican Republic resident and a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer knew about brilliant pieces of larimar being found on a pristine beache of the Dominican Republic. It is belived that an earthquake had shaken the mountains caused the hidden gems to dislodge and tumble into the local river.Read More

Pond in the middle of the Dominican Republic jungle. A young local boy plays in the water.

HOW LARIMAR GOT ITS NAME

The two explorers decided to call the beautiful stone larimar, a name that combined the Dominican’s daughter’s name, Larissa, with the word Mar, the Spanish word for sea. A unique name for a unique stone.Read More

Larimar is mined in the Dominican Republic in the Barahona region.

WHERE IS LARIMAR FOUND

Due to its unusual origins, larimar is only found in a very small region of the mountain. After 30+ years of mining, the higher quality stones are now more than 500 ft. down.Read More

Barahona mountain in the Dominican Republic.

LARIMAR SCIENCE

Larimar was formed when volcanic activity caused a unique mixture of minerals in a hydrothermal fluid to cool and crystalize into the gemstone.Read More

Entrance to the Larimar mine. It goes directly into the side of the mountain.

LARIMAR MINING

The larimar mines are considered artisan mining since they rely mostly on human, physical labor. A cooperative of local villages is responsible for digging up each piece of larimar and they also ensure that members of their local communities are the only ones mining.Read More

Cut Larimar stone. There is white and blue marbling.

LARIMAR GRADING

The vast majority of mined larimar has qualities that make it a poor choice for high quality jewelry, such as a greenish palette and inclusions and flaws. Only a fraction of mined larimar is of the highest grade, having a pleasing blue color palette and no cracks or inclusions.Read More

Cut Larimar stone. There is white and blue marbling.

COLOR OF LARIMAR

The unique color and patterns within larimar are the result of mixing and cooling that occurred as the stone formed. As a result of the unique minerals and cooling process during crystalization each piece has unique color and patterning.Read More

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History of Larimar

It is likely that the Taino Indians who inhabited the Island for a thousand years before Columbus arrived knew of Larimar, but it was not until 1916 that the first official records existed. A Spanish missionary was in the area looking for gold and other precious resources that could be exploited and there are records of him requesting permission from the Dominican Government to explore the area. However, it is unclear what he knew and when he was sent back to Spain. There is no more mention of the stone until the 1950s.

Dominican Republic rocky beach next to palm trees forest. Wooden boats are scattered on the shore.

How was Larimar discovered?

In 1957, the inhabitants of a small fishing village were finding fragments of a blue gemstone, we now know as larimar, washing up on the local beach. It was believed that the larimar stones came from the sea and it took another 20 years for anyone to be interested enough to investigate this further.

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As people became aware of the beauty of Larimar and started using it, the villagers set out to find the origins and followed the river upstream for a few days. They tried several tributaries until they eventually found small outcroppings of the blue rock which we now know is the only known Larimar Deposit in the world.

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In 1974, samples of larimar were sent by a Peace Corp volunteer to several geologists, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. It was only after their analysis that Larimar was found to be a previously unknown member of the Pectolite family.

Rocky beach in the Dominican republic with raw Larimar stones found scattered throughout the rocks.

Where does the name Larimar come from?

Miguel Mendez was one of the early artisans using larimar and he named the beautiful material larimar after his daughter, “LARISSA”, and the Spanish word for sea, “MAR”. There are other names which have been applied to Larimar, for example “the Atlantis stone” and “the dolphin stone”, both of which are intriguing and both represent different characteristics of this unique gemstone which we will go into later.

Map of the Caribbean, in Central America. The Dominican Republic is the birthplace of Larimar.

Where is Larimar found?

Larimar deposits have been found in only one place in the world. A remote mountain range on the island of Hispaniola. The total surface area of the Larimar deposits is thought to cover less than a single square mile.

It is unknown why Larimar only formed in this one location, but the mountain range was formed by tectonic plates pushing against one another, so the region was very volcanically active and it was most likely a unique volcanic event that led to the formation of Larimar.

View of the Baoruco Mountain in Barahona, southwest of the Dominican Republic.

How was Larimar formed?

It is thought that larimar was formed by super hot mineral rich fluid being forced into cracks and fissures formed by tectonic activity. As the fluid in these cavities cooled, small crystalline nuclides called spherulites formed. As the fluid continued to cool the spherulites mixed and eventually coalesced into a gel which eventually hardened into Larimar.

Studies have shown that fine elongated needles indicate that rapid cooling occurred. However, the larger grains in the white areas indicate that more fluid entered the void and cooled at a slower rate. The broken and bent needles at the interphase also provide evidence that the two different areas cooled at slightly different rates.

Three cut Larimar stones with blue and white hues. The bluer the stone, the better quality Larimar.

Today those cracks and fissures form the prized larimar veins that the miners spend years searching for. When a vein is found, the host rock must be cut open to reveal what is inside. It is very common to open a larimar rock and only find low grade white or green material inside. Less than 1% of Larimar is used in marahlago Jewelry.

A miner is working on extracting Larimar in the Larimar mine in the Dominican Republic.

What is Larimar

Pectolite is the common name for Sodium Calcium Silicate Hydroxide (NaCA2Si3O8(OH)). Pectolite occurs in many places around the world as a whitish gray transparent mineral. Blue pectolite from the Domincan Republic and is unique because of its color and rarity and also because it is found in cavities of serpentinized ultramafic rocks (a special rock that does not fit into the three common categories of rock).

A raw Larimar stone being cut using a circular saw. The cut stone shows blue marbling.

There are various elements which influence the properties of Larimar, such as Copper, Vanadium, Hematite, Phosphorus and Silica. The exact process that formed larimar is unknown, but it is obviously due to the unique composition of these minerals in the area.

Electron microprobe analysis indicates that the different colored portions of larimar have a relatively uniform composition. This indicates that it is not the chemistry of Larimar that results in the color, but possibly other factors.

View of the inside of a raw Larimar stone. It shows blue and white marbling throughout the stone.

Copper is often thought to be responsible for the color, as it is in Azurite and Turquoise. Interestingly though, the Copper concentrations have been found to be lower in the blue spherulites than the paler white areas. Copper occurs in Larimar in solid flecks which can occur microscopically or in much larger visible amounts. There are some unusual samples of Larimar that have pure copper veins permeating the stone. Generally, it is thought that the concentration of copper is not high enough to be responsible for the color in Larimar.

The Dominican Republic shore from the mountain. It is Caribbean jungle with the ocean in the back.

There have been studies which have shown increased concentrations of Vanadium in the blue spherulites, but again, the variations are not completely consistent with color, this indicates that there are other factors affecting the color of the Larimar gemstone.

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How is Larimar mined?

Larimar mining is considered “artisan mining”, meaning that it is small scale and informal, carried out by individuals or small groups using minimal machinery and equipment. It is a major driver of community development, by providing jobs and ensuring profits for local villagers in the surrounding region.

Workers are carrying raw Larimar stones out of the mine. Larimar mine work has to be done by hand.

Alternative employment in the area is limited to low paying sectors such as agriculture and fishing. In contrast to industrial scale mining, the miners earnings are spent locally, supporting sustainable economic growth within their own community.

Inside of a Larimar mine. Larimar mines are rare so the mine are rustic and man-made.

Forty years ago the deposit of larimar was on the surface, but over time that material has been mined out requiring the shafts to go deeper and deeper. The best quality larimar is often found in a layer between two different types of rocks, so the miners dig vertical shafts down until they hit this boundary layer and then start tunneling around looking for the veins of Larimar.

Larimar workers are selecting raw Larimar gemstones that will be used to make high quality jewelry.

A vein of larimar can be as small as a couple of inches up to around twenty inches wide. The lengths vary from a few inches to several feet long. Several small larimar veins are usually located in the same area, so once a vein is located, they follow it until it runs out, which means that the tunnels twist and turn in every direction.

Larimar workers are selecting raw Larimar gemstones they just retrieved from the mine.

Machinery and dynamite have a tendency to damage the larimar stone and make it unusable, yet the ground consists of hard igneous rock so the only solution is to dig manually with pickaxes and small tools to aid in breaking up the stone.

Inside of the Larimar mine. The mine goes further out with lights along the way.

Currently the deepest larimar mines are several hundred feet deep and take about 2 years to excavate. It is not uncommon for miners to spend several years digging without finding a single piece of larimar.

Entrance to the Larimar mine. It goes directly into the side of the mountain.

Will Larimar run out?

Due to the very small deposits of larimar and the limited financial value of the larimar deposit extensive geological surveys of the land have never been done. The available quantity of larimar is unknown, but what is known is that the surface area has been mined out, so now the shafts are chasing the larimar deposit deep into the mountain.

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What color is Larimar

Larimar comes in a wide variety of colors ranging from gentle greens to the deepest blue. The patterns created during the cooling process give larimar its unique appearance, with so much variation that no two pieces are alike.

Why is Larimar blue

The mechanisms that give gemstones their colors are generally poorly understood. When light strikes an object there are two separate processes which affect what we see, absorption and scattering.

Cut Larimar stone. There is deep blue marbling, sign that it can be made into high quality jewelry.

To better explain color mechanisms let us think of glacial ice. If the ice is thick, red wavelengths of light are absorbed, and the shorter blue wavelengths are transmitted (the ice appears blue). If the ice is thin, all wavelengths are transmitted, thus it appears colorless, and these are examples of absorption. If the ice contains many air pockets (as snow does) the light can not penetrate and is reflected (appearing white), this scattering is known as the Rayleigh effect.

The sky is blue because particles in the atmosphere scatter the sun's rays in the visible spectrum. The variation in color from zenith to horizon is due to varying concentrations of particles in the atmosphere. It is possible that differences in the color of Larimar are the result of particles within the stone scattering different wavelengths of light.

Does Larimar come in different colors

Larimar is found in various shades of white, blue and green, with blue being the most desirable. There is a lot of variation in the intensity of color and it is very common to have small areas of deep blue color surrounded by pale white or green area's.

Low quality Larimar cut, with red and black coloring in the stone.

It is fairly common to see hematite dendrites around the edges of some rocks and they are sometimes reffered to as "red larimar". While these pieces are very interesting and unusual, they are usually not used in the higher grades of jewelry quality stone. You will also sometimes see "black larimar" this is not gem quality material and is thought to be carbonized organic matter. It is soft and has no use so is usually thrown into the tailings along with the host rockand dirt.

Can Larimar change color?

While some gemstones such as Alexandrite show a distinct or dramatic shift in color under different light sources, color changes do not occur in Larimar. Occasionally you will see an effect called Chatoyance, the cats eye effect, but it is usually only in the white crystalline area's of the stone that are rarely used in jewelry. Generally speaking, the smaller you cut Larimar, the lighter the stones become, so smaller gemstones, like ones in the Cheyenne bracelet, are not usually as intense as the pieces with larger pieces of Larimar, like the Brie Bracelet.

Cut Larimar slices. There is blue and white marbling with rare black spots, a natural occurence.

Does Larimar fade?

Larimar is a completely untreated gemstone and most dealers do not sell stones that have been treated, but on occasion, there have been known cases of larimar being soaked in a copper sulfate solution to make the stone temporarily appear darker. The color in those pieces is short lived and only lasts a few weeks. There are several articles online that mention larimar fading and while ultraviolet rays in sunlight will break down chemical bonds and cause the color of any object to fade, we have never encountered any problems. Our assumption is that any object left in strong natural sunlight for any period of time will fade, but for normal day to day wear, this does not seem to be an issue.

Is Larimar Hard

The hardness of larimar is from 4 to 7 on Mohs scale, depending on the crystalline structure of the stone. Generally the more intense blue and green specimens of larimar are the hardest, as they have the finest and densest needle structure. Larimar has been shown to be wearable everyday, with simple gemstone bracelets, that have stood the test of everyday wear.

Someone is holding a slice of cut Larimar. It has white and blue marbling with rare specks of black.

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How to grade Larimar

Once the raw larimar stones have been mined it is very difficult to differentiate the various qualities larimar. From the outside a stone may appear to be of good quality, only to be cut open and expose an interior of worthless host rock. so the first step of grading is to always cut open the rocks and see what is inside.

There are several factors which affect the grade of larimar, such as color, patterning, luster, luminosity and inclusions. Generally the bluer tones are the most desirable, but because every piece of larimar will contain slightly different hues, color saturations, and markings it is necessary to assess a combination of several factors. Generally speaking, the smaller the stone is cut, the lighter the color becomes, so the larger pieces usually have deeper color and more clear patterns.

Factors used to evaluate Larimar: color, pattern, inclusions and cracks.

Due to the general lack of public knowledge about larimar and no standardised grading scale, it is easy for people to be taken advantage of. Our advice is to ignore the terminology and nomenclature when purchasing larimar and choose a piece that appeals to you. A salesperson telling you that a specific piece is "AAA" quality and worth a much higher price is potentially not as important as your own personal preferences of color, shade and patterning.

Small slices of Larimar on the table through a magnifying glass to inspect the quality of Larimar.

Some people prefer a lighter blue color with no markings, others desire the contrast that comes with a strong white pattern against a blue larimar stone. Some people dont mind imperfections and celebrate the natural characteristics of each unique piece. Other people are looking for a perfectly uniform piece and do not want any hint of a pattern that is sometimes mistaken as being cracked. A general rule regarding cracks is to run your fingernail across it. Any kind of crack will easily be felt, if it is smooth, then it is most likely natural patterning.

Smooth pebbles of Larimar. There are deep blue and high quality Larimar gemstones.

Is Larimar treated?

Authentic larimar is a completely untreated gemstone. In order to prepare larimar for jewelry, the gemstone is simply cut and ground to shape. Once the larimar is set, a final polish will be applied to bring out the shine and beauty of the natural stone. Learn more about buying Larimar jewelry here.

Fake Larimar

Due to its rarity, Larimar is no stranger to fakes bearing its name. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when recognizing fake from real stones. The first and most obvious way to recognize a real stone from plastic or resin is heat: a stone will always be cool to the touch. Plastic will take the temperature of the environment they are in. A common test to recognize plastic from stone is to put a needle by a flame, then press it on the stone. If it is resin, it will melt against the needle. Fire and heat will have no effect on stone. This is commonly called the "Lighter test".Plastic Larimar is also pretty easy to spot in a side by side comparison. Plastic Larimar will tend to have a uniform color and display consistent and repeating patterns.

Cubes of fake Larimar with even marbling and no color difference or inclusions. Most likely plastic or resin.

Fake Larimar can also be made from synthetic materials or common stones that are stained or dyed to resemble Larimar, but look out for these few key things that will differ from real natural Larimar:

- Larimar is originally formed from hot mineral rich fluid being forced into cracks and fissures formed by tectonic activity; the liquid form makes the pattern of the Larimar gemstone very specific called spherulite, spherical body generally occurring in glassy rocks such as Larimar ; these patterns are very different from stones like Agate or Chalcedony, which have patterns resembling bands of color all throughout. Glass, which has no pattern, is also not close to natural Larimar and can easily be recognized as is.

- “Larimar Quartz” is a label given to stones that aren’t Larimar but more or less resemble it. Larimar isn’t a quartz, so if you see this name, you already know not to expect natural Larimar gemstone! Larimar is a pectolite, unlike quartz, which is a very common white or colorless mineral that tend to be dyed to resemble other gemstones.

- Larimar substitutes are usually dyed Howlite, Quartz or Amazonite. Dyed stones are usually lack the natural color variation of real Larimar. They lean toward the green end of the spectrum and have a slightly translucent look with a consistent color. They can also have highly concentrated spots of color where the dye has absorbed into cracks and voids in the stone.

Larimar Quartz is fake Larimar made from other gemstones such as Agate, glass, Howlite or Chalcedony.

There are many articles written online about genuine Larimar not being translucent. This is not however a reliable test. It is unusual to see translucent Larimar, but there are occasionally pieces with a very dense crystalline structure that are somewhat translucent when held up to the light. Keep in mind that the thinner the cut of the stone, the more likely it is to be translucent to light and pale in nature. This isn’t a characteristic proper to Larimar, and is a rule that will apply to all gemstones on the spectrum. For deeper, more vibrant color, pick jewelry that have dome or cushion-shaped gemstones and have larger cuts of stones. The smaller the stone, the lighter and more transparent the color will be.

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What gemstones come from the Caribbean?

Cut Larimar stone on the beach of the Dominican Republic.

Very few gemstones originate from the Caribbean islands, but larimar is by far the most popular. It is often referred to as the Gemstone of the Caribbean because the blues and whites mimic the sky and sea of the Caribbean where it is found. Other gemstones, besides larimar, that come from the Caribbean are Caymanite and Amber. There is also a rare type of blue Amber also found in the Dominican Republic.

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What is so special about Larimar?

While many people think we have found, studied and classified most animal, plants and minerals in the world, every now and then something new is discovered and larimar is one of these surprises. Larimar was first mined less than 50 years ago and is only found in one location on earth, a remote mountain region in the Dominican Republic. People are drawn, not only to the beautiful color, but also what it represents. Marahlago’s sealife pieces remain some of the more popular styles – evidence that this special gemstone ties in the earth, sky and sea.

Is Larimar Rare

Larimar Deposits have been found in only one place in the world: a remote mountain range on the Island of Hispaniola. The surface area of the larimar deposits are thought to cover less than a single square mile. There are single source stones on every continent and one of the most well known is Tanzanite, which is mined in the foothills of mount Kilimanjaro and covers an area of approximately 8 square kilometers.

Deep blue and high quality Larimar gemstones that will be made into jewelry.

Will Larimar increase in value?

One of the most beautiful and rare gemstones on the planet, larimar has only ever been found in one, very small area in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. Over the last decade larimar has become one of the most sought after semi-precious gemstones in the world.

Forty years ago, Larimar was found on the surface. Twenty years ago it was mined in shallow pits 20 to 30’ deep. Now the mine shafts have to go more than 600 feet underground! As the larimar mines continue to chase the deposit ever deeper, the difficulty and cost to extract the stone will naturally increase. So it seems safe to say, that unless a new deposit is found, larimar is most likely to increase in value.

Is Larimar expensive?

As larimar becomes more known and as companies like marahlago, continue to push the boundaries of what can be achieved, it is sure to increase in value. For instance, the Alexandria necklace takes 3-4 months and several kilo's of larimar to make a single necklace. A piece of high quality jewelry such as that has an incrementally different value than a simpler piece created with more rudimentary skills.

Every hundred feet farther into the ground the miners have to dig makes larimar that much more difficult and costly to bring to the customer. There have been several price increases over the years, and it is realistic to think that the farther down the miners have to dig, the more expensive the stone will become.

Is Larimar the new Turquoise?

Turquoise is a semi-precious opaque, blue-to-green mineral with dark veins of various elements, that can be anything from quartz to metallic pyrite to sandstone. The Turquoise matrix is the term that describes the patterns of the Turquoise gemstone that is so popular and adored. In recent times, the Smithsonian suggested Larimar is becoming almost more valuable than diamonds.

The current main deposits of Turquoise are located in China, the United States, Mexico, and Tibet. The oldest deposit that was reported is at least 2000 years and comes from Iran. Today, many southwest American mines have run dry and are now closed.

Government restrictions as well as the high costs of mining have also impacted the ability to find jewelry-quality Turquoise ; because of it, most of today’s Turquoise is recovered as a byproduct of copper mining. This resulted in quality turquoise becoming increasingly harder to find.

Just as the Southwest American Turquoise mines were being depleted and no longer operating, a beautiful new gemstone was being discovered in the middle of the Caribbean with a bright blue color reminiscent of cloudy skies and Caribbean oceans, featuring mesmerizing lightning patterns running throughout the stone.

Unlike Gold, Diamond, Turquoise, Amber, and several other gemstones, which have been used in jewelry for thousands of years, Larimar doesn’t have a long history, with its earliest records dating back to 1916.

raw larimar and turquoise

Because Larimar is a lovely blue color, some people confuse it with varieties of Turquoise. However, Larimar is considered one of the rarest minerals on planet Earth and this is because its ONLY known source is in one remote mountain located in Bahoruco, Dominican Republic.

Looking at the color of the Larimar stone more closely, it displays a pastel ocean-like blue with some white specks, whereas Turquoise shows a more vivid and saturated green/blue tone.

Both Larimar and Turquoise have some pretty distinct patterns. Turquoise contains dark or brown veins and can have brown and grey spots throughout the stone, whereas Larimar has a smooth light blue surface decorated with a web of white lines/spots.

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The designer inspects each piece of jewelry by hand to guarantee high quality Larimar.

What is Larimar used for?

Because of the high cost, Larimar is most often used in jewelry, but it can also be used to make beads and decorative objects.

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How do you clean Larimar?

Larimar can be cleaned with water and a silver polishing cloth, or diluted mild dish soap and warm water. Do not put larimar in an ultrasonic cleaning machine as this might strip off the polish.

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If your silver is tarnished, Marahlago Larimar has a tutorial on how to clean your Larimar jewelry at How to clean your Larimar jewelry using everyday household products. The process will not damage larimar, pearls or other accent stones and is gentle enough not to harm the surface of the larimar or the oxidized finish of more elaborate styles.

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Is Larimar a Healing Stone?

Larimar is highly sought after within the metaphysical community, as Larimar is believed to be a healing stone. Healers that use gemstones in their work were amongst the first people to recognize the true rarity and value of larimar and much has been written about the metaphysical properties.

A woman is meditating on a rock facing on ocean sunset. The orange sun is reflecting on the ocean.

The vibrational frequency of Larimar is one of the highest of any gemstone; the energy in larimar is incredibly high, resulting in many desirable properties. It is finely attuned with the throat chakra and many believe it has the ability to enhance a person’s communication skills. Larimar has shown great effects on one's trust and love towards their partner, as it opens their hearts and souls, revealing their true feelings and love towards one another. Larimar is the ultimate love stone for couples of all ages.

Edgar Cayce prophesied the discovery of Larimar in his writings. Larimar is often associated with Atlantis, and many psychics have since confirmed this connection (hence the name Atlantis stone).

Big ocean waves. The water is bright blue. The waves are rolling and crashing.

Larimar combines the energy of the oceans with the energy of the heavens which means Larimar helps to combine our thoughts (air) with our emotions (water).

When placed on the skin, the high vibrational energy of Larimar can help to ease stress and tension and it is said to be excellent for clearing headaches. Local folklore also says that Larimar has the ability to attract one's soulmate!

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Does Larimar bring good luck?

According to the Book of Stones by Robert Simmons, placing Larimar on your work desk can promote a relaxed and serene atmosphere. Carry larimar around for good luck and wear larimar around your neck to promote clearer communication. Even those who don’t believe in the healing powers of stones often carry their larimar around as a good luck charm.

Metaphysical Properties of Larimar

Larimar is best known to be a healing stone, but its metaphysical powers go much deeper. It has effects on four of the seven main chakras: the Heart, the Throat, the Third Eye and the Crown chakra by healing and enlightening. Larimar helps stress-related imbalances, general anxiety and panic attacks. Larimar works by bringing balance and harmony with your energies to achieve overall calm, relaxation and unity within oneself.

Metaphysical Powers of Larimar

Larimar’s powers are both mental and physical. Physically, it helps heal inflammation quicker; it is helpful to bring down fevers and heal sunburns quicker. Because it works to heal fire element energy, it is also used to clear eczema and other skin disorders linked to anxiety. For pregnant women, it helps regulate the intensity of hot flashes. With Larimar’s healing effects towards the throat chakra, it targets joint and cartilage pain. Larimar is widely used as a reflexology tool, and can also stimulate brain activity by dissolving energy blocks in the body.

Metaphysical Powers of Larimar and Meditation

Larimar’s effects on one’s mental state are numerous. Its main purpose is to get in touch with one’s emotions, reconnect with oneself within a deeper sense of calm and relaxation. It helps lower depression, feelings of loss and stress. When used on the Third Eye Chakra, it has healing properties with anxiety and lack of self-confidence. Larimar helps you stay calm when you experience changes ; it assists in making you see the bigger picture and get a broader perspective in your life and everyday experiences.

Larimar can also have a positive and stimulating effect on creative minds; by clearing up the paths between your emotions and the anxiety of new events and experience, it helps you live more in the moment and accept and adapt to things you cannot control.

How to Use Larimar

Larimar can be used in a multitude of ways. Coupled with deep breathing exercises and yoga positions, it can help you clear your mind of everyday stress.

In meditation, Larimar can help you set yourself free of the bounds of negativity. That can include places, people and things that have a toxic energy on your life. Larimar focuses these negative energy to untie them from your mind and body. Larimar helps you achieve a deeper state of meditation. By harmonizing with your mind, your body and the energies around you, it helps elevate your consciousness to a deeper state of healing.

When used as a reflexology tool, meaning when the Larimar gemstone is used to apply pressure during pressure massages, it opens up the meridians on the feet to help locate painful areas in the body and assist in clearing up said blockages and relieve pain and illnesses.

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How do I Manifest the Powers of Larimar

If you are feeling prone to strong feelings such as burst of anger, depression or crying events, your Heart chakra might be out of balance. You might need reassurance or reaffirmation of your feelings and action, you might feel forgotten or lost, or simply out of love. By putting Larimar in your hand and closing your fist, or wear it on your chest, it will target these energies and balance them out to create self-love and compassion for yourself, and for others; in simple terms, it will work to heal your heart. Healing the heart goes even beyond emotions and can even help heal the circulatory system that start from your heart. By putting the Larimar stone by your heart, it can help tissue regeneration.

If you are feeling like you are indispensable in your work environment, leading to burnouts, or need constant recognition and affirmation of injustices you are experiencing, no matter how big or small, then your thrown chakra might be out of balance. You might be experiencing issues with getting close to people, socializing even or trouble being genuinely kind to others.

Take your Larimar gemstone in your hand, put it on your forehead or near your temples. Practice deep breathing exercises and feel the Larimar align your mind with the energies around you, harmonizing your crown chakra with the universe.

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8 Gemstone Health Benefits

Each gemstone will target a different part of the mind and the body. Understanding their meaning and power will help you compliment them to support a healthy mind and a healthy body. Here are a few examples of what gemstones can help with:

- Amethyst: helps understand dreams and lead to better quality sleep. Don't just sleep, get recharged with our Cove Collection.

- Aquamarine: as a water stone, it helps cleanse the emotional mind and inspires trust and calm.

- Blue Spinel: A preferred stone for the elderly because of how gentle it is on the soul, blue spinel helps ease fire energy such fevers or burns. It can also help improve memory.Care for your soul with a variety of styles featuring Blue Spinel.

Metaphysical Powers of Gemstones

- Clear quartz: as a power crystal, it balances your aura and purifies your soul. Clear quartz is an energy amplifier, a strong stone to hold and wear.

- Garnet: nicknamed the “stone of health” and “stone of commitment”, it turns negative energy to positive and send love emotions to the universe, for your surroundings to be filled with warmth and understanding.

- Jade: it is believed Jade helps you become your true self and supports your true personality. It also has healing properties.

- Lava stone: Because of Lava stone’s strong connection to the ground given its location deep beneath the earth, it is a powerful stone to help ground and stabilize oneself.

- Larimar: Said to be a healing stone, this gemstone helps rebalance the thyroid and iodine levels in the body. It is beneficial to the physical body in that it helps throat and cartilage conditions, draws out inflammation and infection, and helps sunburns heal quicker. It helps relieve high blood pressure and stress-related illnesses. All of our jewelry is made with Genuine Larimar Gemstones, but here are a few Favorites we recommend.

- Pearl: Pearl’s iridescent white color signifies purity and innocence, and here lays the Pearl’s power: it supports one’s integrity and can help ease childbirth. Stay true to yourself with these Pearl Jewelry Designs.

Soulmate Stones

Are you ready to attract love into your life? These stones are some of the best for attracting just that. You can use them to repair your heart, to make room for new love, or you can use them for enhancing sensuality and intimacy in your current love life. You may also want to use these stones to simply welcome self-love into your life as well. Here are a list of these five stones:

Rose Quartz
Properties: Helps build your trust, tolerance, and levels of true unconditional love.
How to use this stone: Place it on your nightstand while you sleep, wear it over your heart as a pendant, use it to create a grid while taking a bath, or use it to charge water.

Rhodochrosite
Properties: Selfless love, encourages intimacy and passion, heals abuse, releases old emotions, reduces stress.This stone is great for emotional release and allows one to be ready to receive love.
How to use this stone: Wear Rhodochrosite over the heart.

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Selenite
Properties: Enhances communication between two individuals, brings resolution and peace. Selenite brings clarity, higher consciousness, and light to the user.
How to use this stone: Selenite hearts may be held and used by two individuals to enhance communication. Selenite wands may be used over an individual's body to remove negativity. When placed in the house and used as a grid, it brings peace.

Red Garnet
Properties: Enhances sensuality, intimacy, and passion, and raises energetic frequencies for love and desire.Red garnet is a deep red crystal that can be used to enhance passion, love, and devotion.
How to use this stone: Wear it as jewelry over your heart chakra or place it over your sacral chakra. Keep it on your nightstand.

Larimar
Properties: Welcomes playfulness back into the heart, helps individuals heal from a broken heart or heartache. Encourages love and peace. Larimar is a stone of playfulness, love, and peace. Larimar is especially calming and soothing—it helps women to reconnect with the divine feminine by connecting them to nature and sync with the natural rhythm of the earth's energy.
How to use this stone: Wear it as a pendant, as earrings, or as a ring. Especially powerful over the heart chakra. May also be placed on the third eye.

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Last Updated: September 21st, 2021

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