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The Story of Larimar a Caribbean Gem Stone

A Unique Caribbean Gemstone This "One of a Kind" gemstone that has fast become the Caribbeans most famous gemstone.The name "Larimar", from a combination of "Larrissa"( daughter of Miguel Mendez) and "Mar", was the name given to the stone by Mr. Miguel Mendez, who "combined his daughter's name LARIssa, with MAR, the Spanish word for sea."Caribbean Larimar is a rare gemstone that is only found in the mountainous and hard to access region of Barahona, in the south-western region of the Dominican Republic looking over the Caribbean Sea. It is the only locality where Larimar, classified as blue pectolite, appears on the terrestrial crust as I know it.Larimar has an extraordinary blue appearance, similar both in color and shade to...

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