Generally less than 10% of Larimar is suitable for use in jewelry; most is white or green and lacks a pleasing blue color. Due to the way the gemstone formed, most natural Larimar has some kind of flaws. Marahlago craftsmen meticulously cut every piece to remove all inclusions, cracks and areas of discoloration. The selection process is incredibly important and at Marahlago, each gem is meticulously studied to find the best way to avoid the imperfections. This is why we use less than 1% in jewelry settings and this is why many beautiful gems are rejected. To ensure that you are getting the best quality jewelry that is made from well crafted settings and the highest grades of natural Larimar, look for the trademark Marahlago logo carved into every piece.