"Cierra" - Genuine Larimar and Mixed Metal Earrings
Feel the calm, deep blue of glowing Larimar! Genuine Larimar stones are polished to perfection and glow in soft, muted shades of blue like those of the tropical waters of the Caribbean. The stones are set in a combination of solid 925 sterling silver, 14K gold overlay and copper and paired with faceted blue topaz and freshwater pearls in a combination of colors and textures that is eye-catching and modern, for an accessory that will go well with an elegant outfit as well as with your favorite pair of jeans. Sterling silver posts with sturdy backs. Overall length is 40mm (approx. 1 1/2").
Handcrafted - One of a kind.
Considered to be extremely rare, Larimar is a beautiful gemstone that is only found in one location: a mountainous, relatively inaccessible area in the province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic. The first mention of the stone is in a request to mine Larimar in 1916, however it wasn't until 1974 that the stone really made an appearance. Recognized by its blue color very similar to that of the tropical beach water, Larimar stones are thought to have formed years ago as a result of volcanic eruptions. It is theorized that as magma was forced from beneath the earth’s surface, it mixed with a variety of substances such as aluminum compounds, sodium, calcium and iron. This chemical mixture formed into what is known in geology as a pectolite that is essentially a mineral occurring in radiated or fibrous or crystalline masses. This is the cause for its unusual but beautiful bright blue color.
Because Larimar is indigenous to the Dominican Republic and because of its unusual beauty, there is naturally a lot of Dominican folklore surrounding it. It is often looked upon as a powerful, spiritual stone. It is said to soothe, heal and enlighten. It is supposed to enable one to view things from a different perspective. The stone itself represents peace, clarity and love and is recommended for people who are stressed. This is all undoubtedly due to its tranquil blue color.