Elegant Larimar Silver Drop Earrings
Two pairs of oval Larimar drop earrings handset in silver with silver hooks . Elegant and discrete.
Larimar is a rare variety of Pectolite, the delicate shades blue being attributed to traces of copper. This type of Pectolite is only found in The Dominican Republic. It was formed as super heated gases brought minerals from deep within the Earth to cool in volcanic pipes. Larimar gemstones exhibit swirls of differing pale blue hues with delicate striations or lines as one hue merges into another .
It was named by one of the discoverers after his daughter Larissa and the Spanish word for sea `mar`, hence Larimar. Legend states that the lost city of Atlantis lies in the region of the Caribbean . It was thought that Larimar was used to decorate the bulidings of Atlantis as it was often found washed up on the beaches . The gemstone pieces were thought to be the remnants of that decoration.
Larimar is believed to ecourage clear thought, aid tranquility and calmness. The birthstone for Aries, Virgo and Gemini
Right Pair weight: 3.25 grams Stone size; 1cm x 0.8cm
Left pair weight: 4.2 grams Stone size: 1.2cm x 0.9cm
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