Larimar is one of the best healing crystals in the world. It reminds me of the sparkling, bright blue waters of the Caribbean, catching the sunlight and illuminating the silky sand on the ocean floor below. The colors initially drew me in, as they remind me of the Florida Keys water, my home, but the enchanting metaphysical properties, and immense potential for healing, are what hooked me for life – and I know I’m not alone! Larimar is a truly healing and soothing stone, and I wanted to share this ethereal and enchanting crystal with each of you!
Larimar is one of the most unique stones on the planet, an incredibly rare variety of Pectolite, and I have been hunting tirelessly for Larimar in a form suitable for substantial crystal healing (other than cabachons and jewelry making pieces), and I am thrilled to say I have finally found a WONDERFUL supplier! I’m able to source highest grade tumbles in various sizes, as well as spheres, slabs, and carvings from a fair trade supplier. The artisans who carve these stones are paid fair wages, given health benefits, and many have worked for the company for well over a decade. Here at the Crystal Lion, these factors are critical – we ONLY purchase from suppliers or miners who can confirm their practices care for human rights as well as environmental concerns in the mining and carving of their crystals, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
This listing is for the Larimar HEARTS pictured – each one is fairly carved, and some are SIDE DRILLED. These are perfect for an ocean or Divine Feminine/moon altar, pocket stone, or to turn into jewelry!
*This listing is for the heart that YOU CHOOSE from the drop down menu. Please see the last photo for corresponding numbers and make your selection from the drop down menu for checkout.
Each HEART weighs approximately 9-15 grams and measures *approximately* 1 to 1.5 inches from side to side.
LARIMAR CARE: Larimar’s beautiful blue color is photosensitive (sensitive to sunlight) and WILL FADE if left in direct sunlight. Please store your Larimar AWAY from direct sun to preserve its color!
Larimar is only mined in the Dominican Republic. This rare variety of Pectolite grows in cavities within balsaltic lava, and much like the way other bright turquoise or teal minerals (turquoise, chrysocolla, shattukite, etc.) grow with copper, so too does Larimar, giving its vibrant blue and turquoise hues. At times, Larimar grows with hematite and oxidizes, causing brown, red, or copper colored inclusions that contrast vividly against the bright sky blues and whites of the stone.
Because it was born of water (ocean) and fire (volcanic lava), this stone balances the polarities of these elements, and in turn helps us balance them ourselves.
Metaphysically, Larimar cools tempers and has a calming effect on its keeper. And no wonder, considering the unique conditions under which it grows! It carries with it significant ocean energy, a melding of sea and sky, honoring the vast beauty, salt, and heat of the Caribbean where it comes from. Some crystal keepers believe it holds ancient wisdom from lost civilizations, such as Atlantis and Lemuria, and its other names include “Atlantis Stone” or “Dolphin Stone.”
Larimar helps us release emotional bonds that no longer serve us. It’s a beautiful stone for helping us to regulate our emotions, heal the heart, and open the throat chakra – it’s a powerful communication aid! It’s nurturing, physically and emotionally, and indeed, it’s one of the few stones to help with Post Partum mood disorders, such as Post Partum Depression (PPD) and Post Partum Anxiety (PPA). Larimar is a beautiful stone to support someone suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)*. It’s a powerful meditative aid, and connects us to the Divine Feminine – but this is not a stone only for women! In fact, it’s an incredibly powerful stone for men or those who identify as male.
Larimar is serenity in solid form. Placed in the home, it emanates tranquility, and works to give your home or sacred space’s energy a soothing atmosphere. It helps release long-seated fears, and assists those who have a fear of hospitals, health care, and doctors. It’s especially helpful for new parents and easing the transition to parenthood.
*Please note that I am not a doctor, and crystal healing work does not substitute for medical support from your doctor or counselor.
All stones and crystals in our shop have been cleansed with our natural mountain spring water (except for those that may dissolve in water, such as selenite) and have been smudged with organic white sage, harvested sustainably and produced fairly.
Please note that crystals, minerals and fossils are a natural product and are rarely perfect. I do my best to capture each side of each piece in the photos. They are creations of Mother Nature that have weathered thousands of years in the earth and I cannot guarantee them completely. They are natural objects. All photographs are taken outside, in natural sunlight, and the photos are NEVER altered. 🙂
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