Carved Larimar Teardrop ready to set
18.5ct. 1 11/8” x 7/8”
Can be custom set with a simple shank or a16 sterling silver chain for a Pendant.
Additional embellishing or changes will be priced accordingly.
Teardrop stone with a sweet flower carved into the face. Beautiful pale blue with streaks of white and a hint of green. Set in .925 Sterling Silver. Scalloped bezel wire wraps the stone. Sterling Silver Beaded wire and ball accents surround.
Oxidized for depth and hand polished.
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Larimar is a blue variety of the mineral Pectolite. Pectolite is not a rare mineral and is found throughout the world, but the exquisite sea-blue color exhibited in the Larimar variety is very unique, and only comes from one place in the world. It is found only in a limited deposit in the Dominican Republic, and is virtually the only gemstone to be found in the entire Caribbean. Its lovely sea-blue color is very reminiscent of the Caribbean seas. There is a legend that Larimar was originally discovered in 1916 and its locality subsequently forgotten. In 1974, Norman Rilling, a visiting member of the US Peace Corps, found the locality together with Miguel Méndez, a Dominican native. Together they named this stone “Larimar”, which is a combination of “Larrisa” (Méndez’s daughter’s name) and “mar” (sea in Spanish). Due to its scarcity and limited source, Larimar is difficult to obtain outside of the Caribbean.