A recently discovered, rare gemstone found in the Dominican Republic, larimar is also known as "dolphin stone," the "Atlantis stone" and as the "Caribbean gemstone" for its captivating ocean-blue color. Named after the daughter of the mine developer who discovered the stone, larimar is a combination of "Larissa" for the daughter and "mar," the Spanish word for sea. Mottled white patterns and iron oxide plumes range from semitransparent to opaque.
Beads>Grade C>LarimarBeadsGrade CLarimarBluesChipsNaturalhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h209999gsH209999GSBead, larimar (natural), medium chip with 0.5-1.5mm hole, Mohs hardness 4-1/2 to 5. Sold per 15" to 16" strand.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p9999gsb.jpg45.5145.51As Low As $23.26 per strand