Larimar is a rare blue form of Pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic. It’s a sodium calcium silicate and its Mohs hardness is 4.5-5. It grows in a solid mass and is recognizable as its characteristic blue with white “webbing.” In some cases it has a blue-green appearance and even spots of green. Incredibly difficult and dangerous to mine, Larimar forms in basaltic lava cavities and can only be reached through narrow, vertical tunnels. For this reason mines are often shut down as deaths do occur, making this mineral more and more rare to come upon, which can also cause great fluctuations in price.
A Throat Chakra stone, Larimar is said to have soothing and calming properties. and is a great stone to use when you're feeling overwhelmed or afraid. It is also a good choice for professional and even amateur vocalists and singers to use as it can help to enhance and protect the voice and vocal cords. Since it does align well with the Throat Chakra, as with many other blue stones Larimar also helps release your inner wisdom so you can more easily speak your truth. It can also assist in clarity of explaining your boundaries to others and enforcing those boundaries when necessary.
Larimar may be used to help bring spiritual peace into the physical body. It is believed to help you align with your true self and allow the unconditional love you have for yourself to be reflected in your life.
Larimar is a classic calming stone, often cool to the touch and retaining its coolness while being worked with. It aids in clear communication and assists its wearer with being able to speak from his or her heart. Due to its alliance with the Throat Chakra and its ability to invoke calm, it is ideal for uses in difficult communication.
Another of Larimar’s benefits is relaxation. It’s a soothing stone that helps reduce stress in its wearer. If your life is especially busy and chaotic, this gentle blue stone will remind you of peaceful, relaxing Caribbean waters. Don’t blame us if just gazing upon images of this stone cause you to book a Caribbean cruise!
It may be obvious that Larimar is a water element stone, as it may bring about a sense of serenity, spiritual union, and psychic abilities such as clairaudience, clairvoyance, and telepathy. It is also a gentle being that helps dispel fear and diffuse anger. Since it relieves stress, it can also help reduce muscle tension.
Emotionally, Larimar and other blue stones help break down emotional walls and allow gentle cleansing and flow (“water” energy) to clarify pain, trauma, fear, anger, stress and other negative energies that are holding you back. Emotionally, Larimar helps release tension in the neck and shoulder area. This is great for relief from headaches or migraines, especially those caused by excess amounts of stress. It can also help with panic attacks and help you release judgment of yourself and others as you grow into the highest version of yourself that you can be.