About Larimar: This stone is known by many ‘names’ : The Atlantis Stone, The Dolphin Stone, Stefilia’s Stone. It is in fact a lovely variety of Pectolite. Found only in the Caribbean blue waters around the Dominican Republic.
Told to have first been discovered in 1916 in the southwest of the Dominican Republic by a Spanish born priest of the name Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren, who it is said to have reported the discovery to the Archbishop, but no mining action was taken at the time. Said then to have been discovered by a Peace Corp. worker in 1974, Mr. Mendez, it was given it’s name for his daughter Lari for ‘Larisa’ and Mar from the Spanish for ‘Sea’.
Larimar is said to represent peace, clarity, healing, and love. Offering one a glimpse of oneself from outside the realm of personal reality, and inspiring one to work towards the actualization of one’s true spiritual reality.
About pearls: Throughout history, the pearl, with its warm inner glow and shimmering iridescence, has been one of the most highly prized and sought after gems. In ancient Rome, pearls were considered the ultimate symbol of wealth and social standing. The Greeks held the pearl in high esteem for both its unrivaled beauty and its association with love and marriage. Pearls are the birthstone for June.
What is a cultured pearl? An oyster or mollusk is artificially "seeded" with a tiny grain of sand or other object. The mollusk then excretes a coating to protect itself from the irritant. Several layers are accreted, creating a real pearl.