Larimar, a gentle, kind, soft aqua blue of the Caribbean sea, found in a stone in but just one location worldwide. Discovered by Mr. Mendez, a Peace Corp worker, in 1974, he gave it the name Larimar….Lari (after his daughter Larisa) and Mar (from the Spanish name for Sea) as the colors so resembled the sea which was so close in proximity.
Larimar is quite a rare form of pectolite. Often mistaken for translucent turquoise or fine blue jade, larimar mirrors the beautiful waters that surround it’s island of origin. The crystal vibration and unique blend of blue, teal, white and other colors have drawn many a people to it’s door. It reflects the differing colors of the ocean, from deep to light shades of blue, and jade green, often sprinkled with white and gray colors from the clouds in the sky, and then peppered now and again with red dendrites…it is a most incredible site.