Monday, July 20, 2009

Caribbean Blue Larimar will capture you!

caribbean blue Larimar on EtsyLook out, Larimar is on the loose. I was captivated by this stone the first time I saw it, but was not aware of how special it was, so I didn't purchase the set I saw. My mistake. Even though I make jewelry, I'd scoop this stuff up any time the design is right!

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 stoneBlue Larimar necklace set on Etsys 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!

3 comments:

TheEclecticElement said...

Oh Laura, those are gorgeous! The stone is perfect too-I'm going to have to keep an eye out for some beads like that :D

RecreationalArt said...

Hey!
I have a blue larimar set and it is absolutely stunning in person!
I have given you a blog award! Stop by my blog to pick it up!! Hope you have a great day
Rose XD

storybeader said...

pretty nuggets!