Larimar - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Larimar Last updated : October 17, 2019 4:02 AM

Larimar Meaning And Source

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”.

Where is Larimar found?

The only place where Larimar is found is in the Dominican Republic at the Filipinas Mine in Los Cheeses.

Healing Properties

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.
It opens the way for clear and strong communication and enhances the ability of an individual to speak from the heart. Larimar is helpful in enhancing speech and communication skills and increases the possibility of regulating thyroid glands.


Larimar Facts

Some facts about Larimar

  • The stone is made when hot gases from the volcanic tubes pushes crystallized minerals up.
  • Larimar is also called the Atlantis Stone because it was claimed by a yoga practitioner that a number of islands in the Caribbean including the Dominican Republic were part of the lost continent of Atlantis.
  • Larimar is considered a superb stone for mothers, during and after the prenatal period.
  • Larimar is regarded as a marvellous stone for finding a soul mate.
  • Larimar Jewelry when worn, is believed to conduit ancient knowledge and culture from Atlantis while sleeping or meditating.


Metaphysical Properties

Larimar is 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.

Larimar at a Glance

Cleavage Perfect, in two directions
Other Names Pectolite
Crystal Habit NA
Streak White
Refractive Index 1.599-1.628 
Diaphaneity Semitransparent - Opaque
Moh's scale (hardness) 4.5-5
Sources Dominican Republic
Chemical formula NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Lustre Vitreous
Color Blue Mottled With White
Chakra Healing Throat chakra
Birthstone August
Zodiac Leo

Larimar Color

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.

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In the above content you are telling that Larimar is not associated with any zodiac. So how can I know whether I may wear this charm or not or will it suit me?
Reply on 31/10/14
Hi, William… nice question. If you have read the content above then you might have noticed that Larimar is the best stone that is used for many purposes. So, you may match your needs with the benefits of this gemstone. If these get matched then you may proceed further. Apart from this we would like to bestow one more advice to you that before going for any gemstone you should consult with your astrologer first. He will guide you towards the right path which will help you in various ways.
Reply on 3/11/14
I have heard that Larimar is suitable for the pregnant ladies before and after their delivery. I am thinking that I should buy it for my sister. It will be helpful for her. Please suggest.
Reply on 15/11/14
Hi Niks…you may get this gemstone for your sister. It will help her in the time of her pregnancy and even after it. But you should also consult with your astrologer. He will recommend you a perfect gemstone for her which will be beneficial for her.
Reply on 1/12/14
the much i know...larimar comes in light blue or we can say water blue hue...but here one more shade is mentioned...thanks for sharing new information about it...i will add this in my knowledge...thanks once again..
Reply on 21/4/15
Greeting John! Thanks for your admiration, this usually helps our team for being motivated and we become more energetic towards innovative ideas. Thanks once again, we will do our best always.
Reply on 22/5/15
Larimar gemstone is the best anti-depressant. I want to try this gemstone to get rid of my depression. Should I? Help??
Reply on 16/6/15
It is an excellent stone to aid you to clear any negative entities or other attachments, as it is calming and soothing.
Reply on 1/7/15
Is Larimar stone is really helpful for finding a soul mate?
Reply on 2/6/19
So much helpful in balancing the chakras..!
Reply on 2/8/19
The healing properties of this stone are just awesome.
Reply on 15/9/19

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