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Larimar

Larimar is a type of pectolite, and pectolite is found all over the world, but only in the Dominican Republic is this volcanic blue found. It is caused by the addition of copper (rather than calcium) at its formation.

Obviously it has been known for centuries by native tribes, and an attempt to mine it by a priest in 1916 was rejected, so it was not "discovered" until 1974 washed down the Bahoruco river into the turquoise Caribbean waters.

What is amazing - yet again - is how larimar, mined deep underground inland, looks so precisely like the transparent turquoise waters on the Caribbean coast.

How indeed can hard, solid rock look so much like water?

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  • 198 x 68 cms (78" x 27")
  • 100% pure silk
  • Printed in Italy near Lake Como
  • Dry clean only
6 in stock
£69.00 (139.00)

DYLAN AGATE
DYLAN AGATE
Dark, mysterious, original
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TINTERN AGATE
TINTERN AGATE
Wye Not?
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SOLVA AGATE
SOLVA AGATE
Never seen before
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PORTMEIRION AGATE
PORTMEIRION AGATE
Italian brio
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TALGARTH AGATE
TALGARTH AGATE
Miraculous!
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COBALT AGATE
COBALT AGATE
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EMERALD AGATE
EMERALD AGATE
On the reef
£69.00 (149.00)
HEAVENLY CALCITE
HEAVENLY CALCITE
A favourite of the gods
£69.00 (149.00)
RUSSIA
RUSSIA
The beautiful north
£69.00 (139.00)
HIBISCUS FOSSIL WOOD
HIBISCUS FOSSIL WOOD
Adrift in the China Sea
£69.00 (139.00)
COASTAL JASPER
COASTAL JASPER
Underwater rainbow
£49.00 (149.00)
FLOWING JASPER
FLOWING JASPER
Bejewelled jasper
£49.00 (149.00)
SUNRISE JASPER
SUNRISE JASPER
Dawning of a new world
£59.00 (149.00)
LARIMAR
LARIMAR
Caribbean seas
£69.00 (139.00)
LAPIS LAZULI
LAPIS LAZULI
Wisdom and beauty
£69.00 (139.00)
MOOKAITE
MOOKAITE
Australian jasper
£69.00 (139.00)
PURELY OPAL
PURELY OPAL
Stunning and sparkling
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OPAL LAKE
OPAL LAKE
Liquid loveliness
£69.00 (139.00)
TOURMALINE
TOURMALINE
A gift from Sri Lanka
£69.00 (139.00)
TURQUOISE
TURQUOISE
Turquoise delight
£69.00 (139.00)
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