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larimarLarimar

Source: Dominican Republic

Chemical: NaCa2SI3O8(OH)

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Formation: Volcanic rocks

Properties: Well......its blue. And a very pretty blue at that. And it is more durable and longer wearing than almost any other gemstone or mineral on the market. Sometimes called pectolite (I think larimar sounds a lot more romantic) this stone is cut into cabochons and carved into shapes for setting to a variety of jewelry items throughout the Caribbean islands. Its a must buy if you are planning a cruise any time soon.

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