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A swirling blue green stone with vein, feather, or spray-like areas of white and pale blue running through it.
This creates a lovely contrast – the more contrasting, the more prized the material.
Uses and History
As far as I’m aware, Larimar is exclusively used as a decorative stone, and particularly for jewellery usage.
It was discovered in 1974 and has grown in popularity since, with the increase in social media and internet access making it more accessible to the world.
Larimar occurs exclusively within the Dominican Republic, particularly the city of Barahona.
Photos of Larimar
Hazards and Warnings
Almost all rocks, minerals (and, frankly, almost all other substances on earth) can produce toxic dust when cutting, which can cause serious respiratory conditions including silicosis.
When cutting or polishing rocks, minerals, shells, etc, all work should be done wet to minimise the dust, and a suitable respirator or extraction system should be used.
Mandarin and Traditional Chinese: