Natural gorgeous graduated Larimar beads. Necklace is 22" long and comes with a large hook clasp. What a heavenly stone this is. Not native american made.
LARIMAR the blue beauty found in a mountain region overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Its soft, soothing blues and calming turquoise is streaked with white patterns that resemble sunlight dancing beneath Caribbean waters.
Larimar is an extremely rare gemstone that has been found in only one location relatively inaccessible region of the Dominican Republic. This gemstone surfaced in 1974, although the inhabitants of the region and their ancestors have long been aware of the stone. The stone is also called the Atlantis Stone, since a wise prophet once claimed that the Dominican Republic was part of the lost continent of Atlantis, an association that has been affirmed by various spiritual and metaphysical authorities. Larimar enables the flow of energy within a person and helps promote an open mind to changes and improvement. It softens the stress and tension that problems bring. Today, there are thousands of people who practice alternative and holistic healing methods who use Larimar to reinforce the healing process. Larimar increases speech and communication skills, The power of the gemstone is perfectly expressed whenever the person wears Larimar - perhaps in the form of jewelry or placed near the person, like in the pocket or under the pillow. Larimar supports dissolving different kind of energy blockages that cause physical problems or mental diseases. Mineralogical Characteristics, The material is of volcanic origin. Some needle growth within the blue areas has high aluminium content, which is suggestive of natrolite. The deposit where it is found is clearly volcanic, and gas pockets are filled with various minerals, with Larimar being most abundant filler. It exists in several shades of blue and green, from translucent to dark. Much of the highest-quality Hardness varies, but most is from 5 to 7 on the Mohs scale. The color sometimes produces reticulate patterns of blue and white and there is often a pronounced silky area.