The Hidden Treasure of the Caribbean: The Larimar Stone
Deep in the Caribbean mountains lies a hidden treasure that has captivated gem lovers and treasure seekers for decades. It’s the Larimar stone, a unique and beautiful gem distinguished by its sky-blue color and marble-like appearance. But this stone is not just a feast for the eyes; it also has a fascinating past and holistic benefits that make it even more special.
The history of Larimar dates back thousands of years, as told by ancient island tales. The Taínos, an indigenous tribe that inhabited Hispaniola (today’s Dominican Republic and Haiti), found it on the beaches of the region. Enchanted by its color and its connection to the sea, they considered it a gift from the gods and called it “stone of the sky” or “stone of the sea.”
For centuries, this rock remained hidden from the public eye until it was discovered in 1916 by the priest Miguel Domingo Fuertes de Loren. However, it took another 58 years until 1974 when the miner Miguel Méndez ventured into the Sierra de Bahoruco and named it Larimar in honor of his daughter and the turquoise waters of the sea.
Being a family of pectolites, this blue-colored semi-precious stone variety is unique in the world, as it is only found in white or grayish color in other countries.
Beyond its peculiar history, this gem possesses holistic benefits that make it even more unique. It is a Yin stone, associated with the feminine principle and attributed with healing and calming properties, both for the body and mind. It is said to help relieve stress and anxiety, promoting relaxation and inner peace.
Another quality attributed to it is physical healing. It is believed to help relieve throat pain, inflammation, and diseases related to the respiratory system.
This jewel is simply stunning. Its sky-blue color evokes the tranquility of the sea and the serenity of the sky. Each piece is exclusive, with patterns and shades that make it truly extraordinary.
At Chez Nicole, you can find this gem in the version that best suits you. From earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, or if you prefer to use it as an amulet, the Estefilia stone, as it is also known, adds a touch of elegance and authenticity.
So, the next time you find yourself in the Dominican, remember to search for this hidden treasure of the Caribbean. You surely won’t regret it!