Recently discovered and relatively a newly welcomed stone in the world of gems and jewels, Larimar has been honored with the title, “The Blue Stone of Atlantis”, due to its amazingly striking blue color. Also called as the stefilia’s stone, Larimar is a rare variety of pectolite, which is only found in the Dominican Republic.
Larimar exhibits in itself the beauty of sparkling blue-water and island, which surrounds its place of origination.
Larimar is often confused with blue jade or translucent turquoise, but Larimar in itself is such an astounding stone that it needs no guide for its recognition.
Larimar was originally discovered in 1916 by a Spanish priest, but no mining took place. Then, in 1974, the volunteers of the American Peace Corps rediscovered the stone on the seashores of Barahona. Larimar derived its name from one of the volunteer’s daughter called “Larissa”, which was combined with the Spanish word for sea called “Mar”.
The only place where Larimar is found is in the Dominican Republic at the Filipinas Mine in Los Cheeses.
Physical Healer: Being a tool of reflexology, Larimar opens the acupressure points at the feet, which removes and clears the ailments when those points are massaged and pressed. It is a helpful stone in treating the throat conditions, heart blockages including blocked arteries, and chest and head troubles.
Larimar is a beneficial stone that relieves the wearer from the problem of high blood pressure, fever, infection, inflammation, skin disorders, like rashes, psoriasis, hives, burns, and eczema. It is an antidote in curing bipolar disorder.
Emotional Healer: Being an anti-depressant, Larimar induces a proper flow of energy in the body thereby releasing stress and tension. It enables a person to be open-minded to accept the changes and other improvements. Larimar is said to lighten the feelings of guilt and fear in a person.
It enables a person to have the power of letting things go without trying to control them. It also reduces the tendency of an individual to be critical about himself. Larimar is an enormously powerful emotional healer and purifier when it comes to panic attacks, phobias, and mental traumas.
It pacifies excessive anger and fear and reconnects the person to his previous state of being joyful and playful. It breaks down the walls that one make around himself and helps in releasing emotions.
Spiritual Healer: Larimar is said to be connected with the goddess of sky and sea. It is extremely beneficial for females to re-attune their femininity. Moreover, it originates liveliness, wit, and a sense of one's own strength.
The soft blue hue of Larimar brings faith, confidence, patience, and reverence. Furthermore, it enables a person to act responsibly, seek forgiveness, become more trustworthy and accepts the life that he/she is living.
Heals and Balances Chakra: Larimar is a stone that causes incredible benefit to the Throat Chakra. The throat chakra is the voice of the body that allows one to speak in front of everyone with confidence and wisdom.
Larimar healing properties it opens the way for clear and strong communication and enhances the ability of an individual to speak from the heart. Larimar jewelry is helpful in enhancing speech and communication skills and increases the possibility of regulating thyroid glands.
Some facts about Larimar
Larimar metaphysical properties are a variant of pectolite, which is an acid silicate hydrate of sodium and calcium deposits. Although pectolite is found in a number of locations, but none of them displays this beautiful color as that the Larimar holds. The blue color of Larimar is due to the copper substitution of calcium. Pectolite, being the principal element in Larimar, weighs in between 4.5 to 5 in terms of hardness on the Moh’s scale, which is average.
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I have found Larimar when depressed and guess what it acts like a true anti-depressing stone for me as well as open the gate to see the life in a new way.
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Silver Larimar jewelry and Larimar gemstones are loved by numerous men and women across the world. Giving a soft soothing appearance and a tempting appeal, the Larimar jewelry has been a favorite for many people for years. Wearing Larimar necklaces, Larimar rings, Larimar earrings or Larimar pendants can help you enjoy many important healing properties. By wearing this jewelry, you can stay relaxed and happy.
Gemstones such as turquoise and Aqua Aura along with Larimar serve to rejuvenate the peace of mind.
The color of Larimar varies in the Caribbean from white to light blue to greenish blue to deep blue. Larimar exhibits in itself the beauty of sparkling blue-water and island, which surrounds its place of origination.
Other than blue, Larimar is also available in green and multi-colored form, but blue Larimar looks more elegant and is extremely popular.