What Is Larimar?

Larimar is a rare blue variety of Pectolite and it’s rare because there is only one locality in the world: the Dominican Republic. Pectolite simply means compacted stone and is mostly a white-gray color and its crystalline structure has copper atoms that make it that lovely shade of baby blue. The blue ranges from blue, bluish-whtie and sometimes a greenish blue. Some say this gem is the embodiment of the peaceful waters of the Caribbean on a clear and warm day.

It has those soft blues that are sometimes streaked with white that makes us think of the sun as it dances upon the waves of the sea. It’s also known as an Atlantis stone as well as the dolphin stone. It’s one of the cardinal water element stones despite it’s fiery birth inside a volcano. It’s name comes from a father who discovered this gem. He named it after his daughter, Larissa, as well as the Spanish word for the sea (mar).

 

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Hi, I’m Johnna

I’m an artist from Shreveport, LA who learned the art of wire wrapping gems and minerals into jewelry from Grammy winning musician, Daryl Thompson, who became like a father to me.

He is the one who intrudoced me to the healing world of crystals and I have been learning every since.

This world is ancient but can be applied to modern day times. 

My life is hectic–I work from home, am mothering a kitten who almost died, and am living the life of my dreams.

However, we always have to stay grounded and what keeps me grounded is working with the healing gifts of the mineral kingdom to create something.

Every single one of my jewelry designs has a person that is meant just for it.