This is a lovely pair of Larimar Sterling Silver ear studs / earrings.
Larimar, also called "Stefilia's Stone", is a rare blue variety of the silicate mineral pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue.
The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Mining records show that on 23 November 1916, Father Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren of the Barahona Parish requested permission to explore and exploit the mine of a certain blue rock he had discovered. Pectolites were not yet known in the Dominican Republic, and the request was rejected.
In 1974, at the foot of the Bahoruco Range, the coastal province of Barahona, Miguel Méndez and Peace Corps volunteer Norman Rilling rediscovered Larimar on a beach. Natives, who believed the stone came from the sea, called the gem Blue Stone. Miguel took his young daughter's name Larissa and the Spanish word for sea (mar) and formed Larimar, by the colors of the water of the Caribbean Sea, where it was found. The few stones they found were alluvial sediment, washed into the sea by the Bahoruco River. An upstream search revealed the in situ outcrops in the range and soon the Los Chupaderos mine was formed.
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
Larimar is a stone of tremendous benefit to the throat chakra, providing the power of clear communication and the emotional strength and stability that enable one to speak from the heart. It is a stone of feminine power, allowing one to access the Divine Feminine within. It supports a state of confident well-being and relaxed knowledge of one’s capacities. It soothes the emotional body, releasing stress and tension.
Larimar can cool hot tempers and guide excess passion into peace. It can be used to diminish the frequency and intensity of hot flashes and is a useful antidote when kundalini energies are overactive. In meditation, Larimar can help one see and release oneself from unhealthy inner bonds to people or principles which do not serve one’s highest good. It opens the pathway to the “divine stair of ascension”, upon which one leaves behind any obsolete past commitments. Placing Larimar stones in one’s environment facilitates a pleasant, serene atmosphere.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."