The go-with-the-flow stone
Larimar is a stone of calm and tranquility, like many other blue stones, but can also help you to take control of life by removing fear and helping you adopt a go-with-the-flow attitude. If you find yourself in a position where you have to step up and take the lead, Larimar can help you do so with clarity and creativity. A leader doesn’t always need to be bossy and brash, Larimar shows you that you can be powerful in a quiet way too, just like the calm Caribbean sea.
What is it?
Larimar is a volcanic stone and a form of a crystal called Pectolite. Although Pectolite is quite abundant on Earth and is found on most continents, blue Pectolite, aka Larimar, is extremely rare.
Where is it found?
Larimar is found only in the Dominican Republic. The stone had been known for a long time on the island and as it was often found in the sea and looks so much like dappled water it was thought to be formed in the sea. However, after the sea stones seemed to have 'dried up' in the 1970's local people began to search upstream and found a volcanic rock formation that appeared to be the source of the blue stone. A Dominican man called
Miguel Méndez named the rare stone after his daughter, Larissa, and the Spanish word for the sea, mar.
How tough is it?
5/10 on the Mohs scale.
Why you need it in your armoury
Larimar is the ultimate calming stone. If you feel angry or irritated or holding a Larimar is literally like dipping your feet in the cool, tranquil warm Carribbean waters. With your feet in the ocean, breathing in the salt air, how could you feel anything but relaxed?
Larimar soothes worry, releases fear and brings emotional calm.
Connects you with:
New dimensions and other realms, great for meditating with. New possibilities, perhaps even your soulmate...
Cleanse it with:
Best cleansed with water, salt water if possible. Can fade in colour if left in direct sunlight.
Larimar Holy Stones, one-of-a-kind handmade rings, pendants and earrings made with cool, calming, natural Larimar set in a deliciously dark Bonearrow way, launch on August 31st.