(Milky sky blue to intense blue with white streak ; hardness 5-7 ; Occurrence: Dominican Republic) Larimar is the gemstone only found in the Caribbean and was brought to the world’s attention in the late 1970’s. It is rare form of blue Pectolite which is exclusive to only one location in the world – inside the crater of an extinct volcano in the Sierra Baoruco in the Dominican Republic. The hues of this stone range from baby blue, gentle as the Caribbean sky, to the deep blue greens of the Caribbean waters. It is between 5-7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Only three percent of the material found at the source is suitable for jewelry. It represents peace and clarity, emitting an energy of healing & love for the user that brings a sense of peace and truthfulness.