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Larimar

If this year you can't go, then at least you can remind yourself of the Caribbean, not least for Valentine's Day.

For the utterly unromantic, 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 as it was washed down the Bahoruco river into the turquoise Caribbean waters, but an attempt to mine it by a priest in 1916 was refused, so it was not "discovered" until 1974.

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?

And make such an appreciated Valentine gift.

 

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

SILKEN HEART
SILKEN HEART
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LILY AGATE
LILY AGATE
Lovely lily
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SOLVA AGATE
SOLVA AGATE
Never seen before
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EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
Turquoise seas
£69.00 (139.00)
COASTAL JASPER
COASTAL JASPER
Underwater rainbow
£49.00 (149.00)
FLOWING JASPER
FLOWING JASPER
Bejewelled jasper
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SUNRISE JASPER
SUNRISE JASPER
Dawning of a new world
£59.00 (149.00)
LARIMAR
LARIMAR
The Caribbean gift
£69.00 (139.00)
LAPIS LAZULI
LAPIS LAZULI
Wisdom and beauty
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MOOKAITE
MOOKAITE
Australian jasper
£69.00 (139.00)
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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