Larimar or blue pectolite is an extremely rare volcanic gemstone. It has been found in only one location: a mountainous, relatively inaccessible area in the Dominican Republic. Our jewelry is all handmade by local silver smiths in the Dominican. Only sterling silver and the highest quality Larimar is used. Larimar is considered to be a healing stone, and is said to be finely tuned to the human body, particularly in the throat area. It is said that it increases speech and communication skills and supports the body’s natural healing process. It is also a wonderful maternal aid, both during pregnancy and after a child is born.