From Wikipedia: Larimar (also lorimar) is a rare blue variety of pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. The deep blue variant is known as volcanic blue.
I've only recently become aware of Larimar, but have developed an intense liking for this gorgeous stone. The higher quality stones are incredibly expensive, so when I saw this strand I knew I had to have it. Baby blue with areas of more intense blue, these stones remind me of the sky and water in Key Wesy, Florida. The have a rustic, almost tumbled character, but have a nice gloss at the same time. Very organic look. I've never been to the Dominican Republic, but I know that if I do I'll be bringing back as much as I can carry.
This 18 1/2" (47cm) necklace features rectangular Larinar beads, silver (I don't think Larmiar looks good at all with yellow gold) and heather grey czech glass heishi beads. The earrings are 2.25" (5.72cm) from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the end bead. The overall efect is a classy, elegant look that brings out the blue in these beautiful beads. I'll be buying more Larimar as my budget permits, but for now, I'm content!