Larimar empowers you to speak directly from the heart. It is one of the best stones for diffusing anger and transmuting it to relaxed, clear communication. It helps you tap into a deep sense of calm that transcends the current situation and your emotional responses to it–helping you to accept what is, and see the Divine in every moment.*
Larimar or blue pectolite is an extremely rare gemstone. It has been found only 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 when Miguel Méndez and Peace Corps volunteer Norman Rilling rediscovered it on a beach at the foot of the Bahoruco mountain range in the coastal province of Barahona. Natives believed that the stone came from the sea, and they called the gem BlueStone. Miguel took his young daughter's name Larissa and the Spanish word for sea (mar) and formed Larimar, to suggest the colours of the Caribbean Sea where it was found. The few stones that they found were alluvial sediment, washed into the sea by the Bahoruco River. An upstream search revealed the outcrops in the range and soon the Los Chupaderos mine was formed.
*This information has not been scientifically proven, it is based on the experience of users and therapists. When in doubt about your health, consult a medical professional.