What is Larimar?



This soothing stone radiates serenity and relaxation, the colours resemble the sunlight dancing on the clear blue water and dolphins playing in the gentle swells. It’s the embodiment of the ocean.

The qualities of Larimar help to cool hot tempers, relieve stress, calm fears and bring wisdom to guide you into making good decisions.

Creativity and honest communication flow easily when you're wearing Larimar jewellery. 


Wearing a Larimar Ring can make it easier to overcome feelings of anxiety and to develop a sensitivity that assists in seeing the truth of situations and people. 

This stone helps relieve high blood pressure and stress related illness. 

The feminine energy helps with pregnancy, childbirth and post partum and for those of you interested … It help minimise hot flushes! 

Now there’s a good reason for you to buy that Larimar Pendant!


 Larimar Pendant


Is Larimar rare? 

In addition to the peaceful soothing blue tones, mottled with white and sometimes flecked with deeper green and sandy variations, the scarcity of Larimar makes it an extremely rare gemstone.

It's only found in a tiny one square kilometre area of relatively inaccessible land high in the mountains above the sea in the Dominican Republic of the Caribbean.

When was  Larimar discovered?

The legend is that pieces of Larimar were first discovered washed up on the beach in 1916 and then forgotten about until it was rediscovered in 1974 by a local Dominican who named it after his daughter Larissa. He combined the first three letters of her name ‘LAR’ with ‘MAR’ which is the Spanish word for ‘sea’. 


What else is Larimar called? 

With the colours of Larimar resembling the tranquil sea it’s not surprising that that it’s also dubbed Dolphin Stone and Atlantis Stone. Larimar is also called Stefilia’s Stone which is a Spanish name meaning intuition, generosity, romance, wisdom and creativity.

How to look after your Larimar Jewellery 

Being a soft stone, Larimar can scratch so take care when wearing it. Bright sunlight can fade the colours in Larimar, so tuck your pendant under your clothes if you’re in bright sunshine for a long time and store it in a cool shady place (like the pouch your Desiderate Jewellery comes in).

Don't wear it in salt water or in chlorine pools and take your Larimar jewellery off before doing your housework or gardening, also don't directly expose it to perfume or body lotions. Clean the stone with a little warm water and a soft brush and use a silver polishing cloth on the silver part of your Larimar Jewellery.


What is Lovely Larimar? The charming crystal with the soul of the sea, is something every woman wants in her collection.


Not only a piece to buy for yourself it is a perfect gift for any woman, from a teenager who is developing her self-esteem, to a loved one who’s pregnant or has children or going through menopause.


Being such a rare stone and only being available from one location means that quantities of Larimar availble are diminishing. As it becomes harder to get hold of the value increases. Once it’s gone … it’s gone. 


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March 06, 2019 by Janine Leghissa



Skye said:

Omg just wow💙 I love Larimar and I just received my pendant. It’s just so much nicer than I could of imagined thanks Desiderate. Now I’m getting a ring


Linda said:

I would like to buy a large Larimar ring but you only have relay big I want a 9 with the bumpy edge when you have I. Stock can you let me know please x

Serela Clarke

Serela Clarke said:

Thanks for all that info, I love that it helps with pregnancy and parenting and I now know the perfect and unusual gift for a baby shower.

Susan White

Susan White said:

This is beautiful gemstone, love the colours and alll the information about it is really interesting.


Gail said:

Thankyou for all the information, I feel a little justified in having to buy them now. I told my husband that I need the ring, necklace and earrings because its an investment.

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