|Dimensions (mm)||23 x 23 x 6mm|
|Weight (carats)||not provided|
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Round 23mm Larimar cabochon blue 23 by 6mm deep AAA Rare 31.30ct
Larimar or blue pectolite is a rare gemstone. It has been found only in the province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic. The beautiful blue color is often considered to embody the beautiful blue colors of the sea and sky found in the Caribbean. Totally natural and untreated.
In an age of ecological awareness, a gem whose beauty is entirely from nature can have a significant advantage over a treated stone.
In 1974 work commenced to mine the stone, long known to local inhabitants. Island legends said that the stones could be collected easily on the beach, but one day there were no blue Larimar stones left! Hence locals explored upstream and found a rock formation, which appeared to be the source of the blue stone.
Most small blocks of Larimar are in situ; meaning they exist in the very place where they formed. However through soil erosion some pieces broke off and were moved by rainfall down the slopes of the hillsides to rivers. The river deposited them in the Caribbean Sea, some pieces washed up on the seashore by waves.
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