Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Larimar Wire Wrap Necklace

Larimar Wire Weave Necklace

I've been going through my stash of Cabochons and found this little beauty to wrap. This stone is Larimar.
Scientifically, Larimar is a truly unique gemstone, in it's mineral content as well as it's chemical make up. The coloring of this stone is due to copper, much like Turquoise, but this is where that connection ends.
After it's discovery in 1974, it was analyzed by geologists as well as the Smithsonian Institute, and all agreed that the Larimar stone had volcanic origins and therefore belongs to the family of Pectolite. Larimar being the only blue or teal colored Pectolite to this day.

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