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Larimar and Sodalite Silver Gold Plated Earrings

Larimar and Sodalite Silver Gold Plated Earrings

  • £3690

Two pairs of Blue earrings ,the right pair is pale blue Larimar the left pair is dark blue mottled Sodalite. The gemstones are set in silver and have been plated in yellow gold. 

Sodalite is a tectosilicate, found in igneous rocks crystallized from sodium rich magmas. It is a relatively recenly discoverd gemstone, the first findings were located in southern Greenland in 1811. It became more polular after the Canadian mines were opened and visited by Princess Particia of England in the 1900`s. She subsequently ordered several tons to be delivered to decorate the interior of Malborough House in London.

The stone is thought to bring emotional balance, relieve panic attacks, enhance self esteem and bring wisdom . A birthstone for Sagittarius.

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.  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 .

Larimar is believed to ecourage clear thought, aid tranquility and calmness. The birthstone for Aries, Virgo and Gemini

Right Earrings weight:  6.7 grams        Stone size:   1.4cm x 1cm 

Left Earrings weight:     4.3 grams        Stone size:   2cm x 1.3cm 

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