Larimar, also called "Stefilia's Stone", is a rare blue variety of the silicate mineral pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. Larimar or blue pectolite is an extremely rare gemstone. It has been found only in one location: a mountainous, relatively inaccessible area in the province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic.
Meaning, Larimar is commonly believed to be a calming stone, offering many incredible healing powers. It is considered by some to aid in communication and is associated with the crown, heart, third eye and throat chakras. Many alternative and holistic healers use larimar for a variety of physical, emotional and spiritual healing practices. Larimar promotes relaxation in the wearer and can be used as a worry stone. Worry stones are smooth, polished gemstones typically in the shape of an oval which, when gently rubbed between the thumb and pointer finger, are said to create a soothing phenomenon.
Larimar’s connection with the element of water – which is the element that rules our emotions – means that it is a wonderful stone to use for all manner of anxiety related to emotional issues, such as that caused by relationships, social anxiety, guilt, or anxiety caused by “thinking bad thoughts.”
Sterling Silver Patina and 10" Larimar bead earing
While gem stones are tough keep your stone long-lasting and durable, some stone are more delicate than others and can be easily scratched. Gem stones are very sensitive to pressure and high temperatures. (Do not soak or drench your stone) remember gem stones are nature’s gift from the earth. Avoid exposing stones to household cleaner’s bleaches or sulfuric acid.
Clean your stones with a cool moist soft cotton cloth.
Metaphysical or healing properties statements
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Tobie’s Jewels does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.