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Name: Atlantis stone, Stefilia’s stone, Caribbean Stone.
Description: Larimar, come from a rare variety of blue silicate mineral pectolite which is only found in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its coloration can varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue.
Characteristic: It is graded at 4.5 – 5 on the scale of Moth.
Elements: Fire and Water
Usage: It helps gentle people be assertive. The stone is believe to be able to enhance the emotional harmony and take the control of your emotions with ease. Larimar, is able to helps us remember and then formulate our thoughts. Larimar not only aids communication in relationships, it also gives a strong sense of peace.
History: The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Mining records teach us that Father Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren of the Barahona Parish has once requested permission in 1916 to explore and exploit the mine of a new blue rock, that he had discovered. Pectolites were not yet known in the Dominican Republic, and the request was rejected. Later, Norman Rilling rediscovered Larimar, in 1974 on a beach, at the foot of the Bahoruco Mountain Range, the coastal province of Barahona. They believed that the stone whose born from the sea, also from that conclusion they called this gem Blue Stone. Later Miguel,took his daughter’s name Larissa and the Spanish word for sea and formed Larimar, to suggest the colors of the Caribbean Sea where it was found.
Speciality: Larimar is sometimes referred to as ‘Stefilia’s stone’ or the ‘Caribbean Stone’. It has such a distinct color and pattern that very few gemstones could be confused with it. Turquoise or dyed howlite could present possibility for confusion. Other than common pectolite, there are no other closely related gemstones available on the market today. Some of the more common gem and mineral associations include prehnite, hematite, calcite and serpentine. Calcite and hematite are often found as inclusions within deposits of Larimar stone.
Power: Larimar is also known as ‘the Atlantis stone’, based on old legends which claim that the Dominican Republic was once part of the lost city of Atlantis. This association makes Larimar very important in the world of metaphysical gems. It is believed that the energy of Larimar can help to enhance spirituality and communication. It is a stone which is able to soothe emotions, cool tempers and alleviate stress, bringing a feeling of calmness to its wearer. Larimar works with all chakras, but its vibration is thought to be best for the heart, crown and throat chakras. It is associated with the element of water, much like its color, though it was formed with volcanic roots.
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