Treasures of the Sea...these elegant earrings feature one of my favorite stones, Larimar. Overflowing with waves of ocean-blue color, larimar is an extremely rare and one of my favorite gemstones to work with. It has been found in only one location: in the mountainous region of the Dominican Republic. Although the stone was discovered in 1916, it wasn’t mined until 1974 when Miguel Mendez noticed a piece on the shoreline. The name larimar was given to the stone for Miguel Mendez”s daughter Larissa and “mar” the Spanish word for sea. Larimar captures the delicate beauty of the Caribbean Sea!!
The dreamy, mesmerizing gemstone is known by different names: ''dolphin stone'' for the charming and intelligent ocean creature, ''Caribbean gemstone'' for its captivating colors reminiscent of the waters near the Dominican Republic beach where it was found, and most commonly, ''Atlantis stone'' for the belief by some that the Dominican Republic now stands where the legendary City of Atlantis fell
The serene blue color results from the substitution of cobalt for calcium in the stone and varies from white and light-blue to green-blue and deep blue or ''volcanic blue.'' With swirling bands of white, larimar mimics the wave crests of crystal blue Caribbean waters.
In addition to the petite larimar nuggets are white freshwater pearls all of which dangle from a delicate sterling silver chain suspended on sterling silver fish hook ear wires.
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