The larimar, is a mineral exactly identified by the Smithsonian institute, like: PECTOLITICA with physical characteristics that do not equal to any pectolitica known in the world.
Our LARIMAR pectolitica presents the same characteristics common with the difference that its color varies from a bright blue to a pale blue and even a blue, also a greenish blue and a green apple and even a greyish green.
The hardness of larimar, is from 5 to 6 and ever more than 6 according to the scale of MHz. The name was …
This mineral is found in small deposits in the Bahoruco mountain range, Barahora province in the south of the Dominican Republic.
This stone is found in large quarries, but they are boulders and small veins scattered here and there in the sub-soil, and for their extraction, excavations based on spike and shovel and manual instruments are very delicate and fortuitous obtaining them .
The process of making this mineral is the same used for carving or styling semi-precious stones in the world too.
First, the physical conformation of the stone is studied and analyzed before being cut into large plates in an apparatus that a diamond saw and once these plates have been obtained in the desired thickness, the desired shapes are drawn on them and then cut into a saw size inferior to the previous used and from there on, are the experienced craftsmen who give the definitive form and the necessary brilliance so that these small pieces of stone become what will be part of precious jewels.
It is very important to note that for unknown reasons, the mineral is very fractured and for this same reason, it is only possible to use no more than 5% as a jewelry material.
These minerals accidentally associated with nature caused an institution as prestigious as the Smithsonian Institute to claim in principle that it was a material of synthetic origin, but later, I declare that these minerals were a product of nature.