LARIMAR: 'The Stone of Atlantis'
Larimar, also known as 'The Dolphin Stone' or 'The Stone of Atlantis' is an intensely beautiful sea-blue rare gemstone only found in one place on Earth: Dominican Republic. It is very calming and taps into ocean energy and divine Goddess energy. It is the embodiment of tranquil Sea and Sky energies.
It is said to carry the ancient wisdom of Atlantis and despite being closely associated with Water elements, it is born of Fire in its volcanic origin. Due to this factor, Larimar is known to cool tempers, calm fears and relieve stress.
Larimar is made of sodium calcium silicate with a 4.5 to 5 hardness on the Mohs scale. Larimar occurs as needle-like crystals, grown together in a solid mass, forming cavities within the basaltic lava in the Caribbean. The more intense the blue contrast, the higher the value of the stone. Furthermore, inclusions of red and brown in some pieces also raises its value as well.
As a wonderfully calming, gentle and soothing stone, Larimar is a great addition to your personal collection. It will help bring you to a more intuitive state and it is a very powerful Throat chakra stone. Some say it will make your throat feel like it is coated in honey, who doesn't want that? :)
THE FUTURE OF LARIMAR
As demand for Larimar continues to rise, this gemstone continues to get rarer. Costs continue to rise as miners have to dig deeper into the layers of rock to extract more Larimar. With supplies quickly dwindling, it is only a matter of time before 'The Stone of Atlantis ' becomes a legend itself.