In 1974, Dominican native Miguel Mendez, and an American named Norman Rilling re-discovered a rare form of volcanic blue Pectolite, which a Spanish priest had originally discovered along the beach decades earlier. The duo traced the origins of the stone upstream to a rock formation in the mountains of Bahoruco. They gained rights to mine the mineral and named it Larimar: a portmanteau of Miguel’s daughter’s name “Larrisa” and the Spanish word for sea, “mar”.
Larimar is only available in the Bahoruco mountains of the Dominican Republic. It emits many mystic powers of healing both mind as well as physical ailments such as soothing infections and inflammations, improving blood pressure and cooling fevers.
This oval 13x18mm Larimar gemstone sits atop a decorative and feminine ring setting, size 8.5 (USA).