Larimar is an extremely rare stone found in only one area of the world, the Dominican republic in the Caribbean.
Formed when hot gases push crystallized minerals up through volcanic tubes, larimar challenges miners to dig deep into dormant volcanoes to excavate the stone.
Caribbean folklore suggests that locals used to collect 'blue stone' from the beach until one day no more remained. That is, until 1974 when Dominican Miguel Mendez and Normal Rilling, a geologist working in the Peace Corps, rediscovered the gem on the seashore. Mendez named the stone larimar by combining his daughter Larissa's name with the Spanish word for sea, mar.
Larimar is believed to encourage relaxation. It promotes clear communication by providing the strength and courage needed to speak openly from the heart.