search
  • Sign In
    Sign Up
  • English speaking customer support only

    Toll Free - USA & Canada only:
    1-800-464-1640

    International:
    +66-39303404

  • Change Language
  • USD

Buy Larimar Gems

(5)
Gem Type Weight Size Clarity Price Origin
Clear Colors
More
Single
Pairs
Lots
Faceted
Cabochons
Sort By:
Clear All

Larimar

One look at Larimar and you could almost guess that it comes from the Caribbean. It conjures up images of blue skies with wispy white clouds floating by above your head or perhaps the twirls of foam you see as waves of blue water hit the shore.

Larimar Colors

The best Larimar gemstones are either a bright sky blue or perhaps a teal or turquoise color with clean white feathers or swirls contrasting against this azure background.

The presence of copper is the most likely cause of the blue colors.

Read more about gemstones colors here

Larimar Species

Larimar is a variety of the mineral, pectolite, which is a fairly common fibrous crystal. The vast majority of pectolite is far too soft, fragile and poorly colored to be considered as a gemstone but on very rare occasions the right mineral ingredients with the addition of heat, pressure and time can create what has come to be known as Larimar.

What are the spiritual benefits of Larimar?

Larimar has a very short history so has not built up much of a reputation for its spiritual benefits but a look at its cool blue colors will bring an instant feeling of relaxation and stress relief.

Other attributes include:

  • Reduces the Fear of Flying
  • Great Meditation Stone
  • High Vibration Stone
  • Improves Communication

See our detailed article on gemstone meaning and uses

Larimar and the Chakras

The Chakras are energy centers located about the body which can influence us both mentally and physically. The Chakras have associated colors and a gemstone of a similar color can help realign or unblock a troubled Chakra.

With its blue color, Larimar is linked to the Throat Chakra, which deals with sore throats, neck problems and thyroid issues on a physical level. Emotionally, it improves communication skills and removes the fear of public speaking.

Find more details on Chakra gemstones here

Larimar Price

With such an unusual gemstone as Larimar where every example is a totally unique one-off there will always be an element of personal choice when it comes to their price. Whichever Larimar takes your fancy is the most valuable to you.

That being said, bright blue colors are the most popular and fetch the higher prices. Turquoises and teals are well-liked too and clean white wisps and marbling can add value.

Any odd patches of dark color such as black, red or brown will detract from the price unless they create interesting patterns.

Carat Weight

Larimar gemstones can be found in quite large carat weights relatively easily. This will mean that the price will not increase dramatically as the stones get bigger - it is all about the color with Larimar.

Even though it is a rare and beautiful gemstone most examples will be between $2 and $10 per carat.

For more details please refer to our full Larimar Info page here

Treatments

Larimar is not usually treated in any way other than the cut and polishing into the cabochons you see on our web pages.

Larimar History

Gem quality Larimar is only found in one place - the Dominican Republic. There had been the odd local report of sky blue gemstones littering the sandy shores of this Caribbean island as 'gifts from the sea' but it was not until 1974, when local, Miguel Mendoza, and visiting amateur geologist, Norman Rilling, investigated further, that Larimar found fame.

Miguel came up with the name, combining his daughter's name, Larissa, with 'mar' meaning sea.

Where is Larimar found?

Although pectolite can be found around the world it is only the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic that supplies Larimar gemstones. In addition, it is mined in one tiny location in the hills of the Barahona Province in the remote east of the country

What jewelry is Larimar suitable for?

Larimar is rated at 4.5 - 5 on Mohs hardness scale which means it is quite soft for a gemstone however the large cabochons are certainly strong enough to be used as pendants, necklaces, brooches and earrings. Even rings are an option with protective settings.

The cool colors, reasonable prices and availability in large sizes make it perfect for imaginative and eye-catching pendants.

Certified Customer Reviews
Overall Rating -> 9 star ratings
It was good. PHP site is old it it works good. Scrolling list is stupid. Use autocomplete there are too many stones who will scroll so long.
Posted By Vishing new in January, 2021
Source: Bizrate
Overall Rating -> 10 star ratings
this is my first time using this site , it was truly a joy, it explained each gemstone their use and value. i have been looking for weeks a site to start my purchase . truly a great find def will spread the word via my social media outlets.
Posted By TEDDY in February, 2021
Source: Bizrate
Overall Rating -> 9 star ratings
Only complaint is with Pay Pal check out. Tried to enter a credit card and it would not take it.Gem Select site itself is great
Posted By Mark G in February, 2021
Source: Bizrate
Overall Rating -> 10 star ratings
I was just talking to the person that does beading yesterday and she was telling me about black opal beads and I opened your site and there they were.How wonderful.She will make the necklace for me.
Posted By Shorty in September, 2021
Source: Bizrate
Overall Rating -> 10 star ratings
I’ve purchased from GemSelect a few times in the past year. I would not shop anywhere else. The photos make all the difference…I can select the exact color I want. I have over 100 pieces, and I’ve never been less than thrilled with each gemstone.
Posted By Emma in October, 2021
Source: Bizrate
Overall Rating -> 9 star ratings
I WAS ABLE TO FIND THE GEM I NEEDED TO MOUNT ON A SPECIFIC RING. THANK YOU
Posted By E's! Review in February, 2021
Source: Bizrate
Overall Rating -> 10 star ratings
The gemstones I received were beautiful as shown in photos
Posted By Sara in December, 2020
Source: Bizrate
Overall Rating -> 8 star ratings
I wanted to buy some gems because I think they’d be cool to have and this seemed like the best website to buy them from. The website is a bit old looking and could use an update to the user interface but otherwise it’s great.
Posted By Lyvie in June, 2021
Source: Bizrate
Overall Rating -> 7 star ratings
Everything was well labeled and organized, lots of information for each product that lets you know it's legitimate. Huge selection, almost too easy to check out, I'll have to pay rent in rocks lol.
Posted By Leroy in October, 2021
Source: Bizrate
Overall Rating -> 9 star ratings
great selection. Always something interesting. easy to deal with. Always happy with my experience with them.
Posted By Jim in March, 2021
Source: Bizrate
Sign up for our Newsletter

Article Categories

Total Number of Articles: 1863

More Shapes
  • Asscher Cut
  • Baguette / Scissor Cut
  • Baguette Cabochon
  • Baguette Checkerboard
  • Baguette Crystal Cluster
  • Baguette Facet
  • Baguette Rose-Cut
  • Baguette Step Cut
  • Baguette Sugarloaf Cabochon
  • Baroque
  • Barrel
  • Barrel / Checkerboard
  • Barrel / Full-Round
  • Barrel Cabochon
  • Barrel Checkerboard
  • Barrel Rose Cut
  • Bear Carving with Hole
  • Bird Carving
  • Briolette
  • Briolette with Hole
  • Bullet Shape Checkerboard
  • Carved
  • Carved Bird
  • Carved Cameo
  • Carved Cushion
  • Carved Elephant
  • Carved Fancy
  • Carved Fish
  • Carved Fish with Hole
  • Carved Flower
  • Carved Frog
  • Carved Fruit
  • Carved Half Heart
  • Carved Heart
  • Carved Heart Cabochon
  • Carved Leaf
  • Carved Marquise
  • Carved Marquise Cabochon
  • Carved Octagon
  • Carved Oval
  • Carved Oval Cabochon
  • Carved Pear
  • Carved Pear Cabochon
  • Carved Rhomb
  • Carved Rose
  • Carved Rose with Half Drilled Hole
  • Carved Round
  • Carved Round Bar
  • Carved Round Cabochon
  • Carved Shell
  • Carved Square
  • Carved Teardrop
  • Carved Trillion
  • Carved Turtle
  • Cushion Buff-Top
  • Cushion Cabochon
  • Cushion Checkerboard
  • Cushion Checkerboard (double sided)
  • Cushion Concave Fantasy Cut
  • Cushion Crystal Cluster
  • Cushion Mixed Cut
  • Cushion Rose-Cut
  • Cushion Shape Sugarloaf Cabochon
  • Cushion Sugarloaf Cabochon
  • Cushion-Cut
  • Diamond-Cut
  • Drilled Cube
  • Drilled Faceted Sphere
  • Drilled Sphere
  • Drilled Square Rondelle
  • Drilled Square Rondelle Slice
  • Fancy Bicone
  • Fancy Cabochon
  • Fancy Carved Cushion
  • Fancy Carved Oval
  • Fancy Carved Pear
  • Fancy Carved Round
  • Fancy Carved Trillion
  • Fancy Carving
  • Fancy Crystal Cluster
  • Fancy Cut
  • Fancy Facet
  • Fancy Fantasy Carving
  • Fancy Slice
  • Fancy-Cut
  • Fantasy Carved Flower
  • Fantasy Carved Flower Cut
  • Fantasy Carved Leaf
  • Flower Carving
  • Flower-Cut
  • Half Cylinder Cabochon
  • Half Heart Cabochon
  • Half Heart Facet
  • Half Moon Cabochon
  • Half Moon Facet-Cut
  • Half Moon Faceted
  • Half-Drilled Briolette
  • Half-Drilled Half Cylinder Cabochon
  • Half-Drilled Heart Checkerboard (double sided
  • Half-Drilled Heart Facet
  • Half-Drilled Sphere
  • Heart Buff-Top
  • Heart Cabochon
  • Heart Checkerboard
  • Heart Checkerboard (double sided)
  • Heart Facet
  • Heart Rose-Cut
  • Hexagon Cut
  • Marquise Buff-Top
  • Marquise Cabochon
  • Marquise Checkerboard
  • Marquise Checkerboard (double sided)
  • Marquise Concave Cut
  • Marquise Facet
  • Marquise Mixed Cut
  • Marquise Slice
  • Marquise Sugarloaf Cabochon
  • Octagon / Scissor Cut
  • Octagon Buff-Top
  • Octagon Cabochon
  • Octagon Checkerboard
  • Octagon Concave Cut
  • Octagon Facet
  • Octagon Step Cut
  • Oval Bar Cut
  • Oval Buff-Top
  • Oval Cabochon
  • Oval Cabochon with Hole
  • Oval Carved Cameo
  • Oval Checkerboard
  • Oval Checkerboard (double sided)
  • Oval Concave Cut
  • Oval Crystal Cluster
  • Oval Diamond-Cut
  • Oval Facet
  • Oval Fancy Facet
  • Oval Fantasy Concave Cut
  • Oval Mixed Cut
  • Oval Portuguese-Cut
  • Oval Rose-Cut
  • Oval Rose-Cut (double sided)
  • Oval Slice
  • Pear Cabochon
  • Pear Checkerboard
  • Pear Checkerboard with Hole
  • Pear Concave Cut
  • Pear Concave Fantasy Cut
  • Pear Crystal Cluster
  • Pear Double-Sided Checkerboard
  • Pear Facet
  • Pear Shape Sugarloaf Cabochon
  • Pear Slice
  • Pencil
  • Pencil Cut
  • Princess-Cut
  • Rhomb Cabochon
  • Rhomb Checkerboard
  • Rhomb Checkerboard (Double-Sided)
  • Rhomb Facet
  • Rondelle
  • Round Buff-Top
  • Round Cabochon
  • Round Carved Cameo
  • Round Checkerboard
  • Round Checkerboard (double sided)
  • Round Concave Cut
  • Round Concave Fantasy Cut
  • Round Drilled Checkerboard (Double Sided)
  • Round Drilled Rondelle
  • Round Facet
  • Round Mixed-Cut
  • Round Petal Cut
  • Round Rose-Cut
  • Round Rose-Cut (double sided)
  • Round Slice
  • Shark Fin Cabochon
  • Shield Cabochon
  • Shield Faceted
  • Spherical
  • Square / Scissor Cut
  • Square Buff-Top
  • Square Cabochon
  • Square Checkerboard
  • Square Concave Cut
  • Square Facet
  • Square Mixed-Cut
  • Square Rose-Cut
  • Square Step-Cut
  • Square Sugarloaf Cabochon
  • Square with Hole
  • Star Facet
  • Tapered Baguette Cabochon
  • Teardrop Cabochon
  • Trapezoid
  • Trapezoid Cabochon
  • Triangle
  • Triangle Facet
  • Trillion Buff Top
  • Trillion Cabochon
  • Trillion Checkerboard
  • Trillion Concave Cut
  • Trillion Crystal Cluster
  • Trillion Facet
  • Trillion Rose-Cut
  • Trillion Shape Sugarloaf Cabochon
  • Undrilled Briolette Teardrop
Popular Gemstones
  • Sapphire
  • Emerald
  • Ruby
  • Aquamarine
  • Zircon
  • Opal
  • Topaz
  • Tourmaline
  • Garnet
  • Amethyst
  • Citrine
  • Tanzanite
All Gemstones (139)
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T V Z
  • Actinolite Cat's Eye
  • Agate
  • Agate Geode
  • Almandine Garnet
  • Amazonite
  • Amethyst
  • Ametrine
  • Ammolite
  • Andalusite
  • Andesine Labradorite
  • Apatite
  • Aquamarine
  • Aventurine
  • Beryl
  • Black Opal
  • Bloodstone
  • Boulder Opal
  • Carnelian
  • Cat's Eye Apatite
  • Cat's Eye Aquamarine
  • Cat's Eye Gemstones
  • Cat's Eye Moonstone
  • Cat's Eye Opal
  • Cat's Eye Scapolite
  • Chalcedony
  • Charoite
  • Chocolate Opal
  • Chrome Diopside
  • Chrysoberyl
  • Chrysocolla
  • Chrysoprase
  • Citrine
  • Color Change Gemstones
  • Color-Change Diaspore
  • Color-Change Fluorite
  • Color-Change Garnet
  • Color-Change Sapphire
  • Coral
  • Demantoid Garnet
  • Dendritic Agate
  • Diamond
  • Druzy Amethyst
  • Druzy Azurite
  • Emerald
  • Enstatite
  • Fire Agate
  • Fire Opal
  • Fluorite
  • Fossil Coral
  • Garnet
  • Golden Beryl
  • Grandidierite
  • Grossularite Garnet
  • Hawk's Eye
  • Hematite
  • Hemimorphite Druzy
  • Hessonite Garnet
  • Howlite
  • Hyalite Opal
  • Idocrase
  • Imperial Topaz
  • Iolite
  • Jade Gemstones
  • Jadeite
  • Jasper
  • Kornerupine
  • Kunzite
  • Kyanite
  • Labradorite
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Larimar
  • Malachite
  • Malaya Garnet
  • Mali Garnet
  • Maw-Sit-Sit
  • Moonstone
  • Morganite
  • Mother of Pearl
  • Mystic Topaz
  • Nuummite
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Opal Doublet
  • Opal in Matrix
  • Pearl
  • Peridot
  • Pietersite
  • Prehnite
  • Pyrite
  • Pyrope Garnet
  • Quartz
  • Quartz Cat's Eye
  • Quartz With Marcasite
  • Rainbow Moonstone
  • Rainbow Pyrite
  • Rhodochrosite
  • Rhodolite Garnet
  • Rose Quartz
  • Rubellite Tourmaline
  • Ruby
  • Ruby in Fuchsite
  • Ruby-Zoisite
  • Rutile Quartz
  • Sapphire
  • Scapolite
  • Scolecite
  • Seraphinite
  • Serpentine
  • Sillimanite
  • Sillimanite Cat's Eye
  • Smithsonite
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Snowflake Obsidian
  • Sodalite
  • Spectrolite
  • Spessartite Garnet
  • Sphalerite
  • Sphene
  • Spinel
  • Star Diopside
  • Star Garnet
  • Star Gemstones
  • Star Lemon Quartz
  • Star Moonstone
  • Star Rose Quartz
  • Star Ruby
  • Star Sapphire
  • Strawberry Quartz
  • Sunstone
  • Tanzanite
  • Tiger's Eye
  • Tiger's Eye Matrix
  • Topaz
  • Tourmaline
  • Tsavorite Garnet
  • Turquoise
  • Variscite
  • Zircon
Main Categories
  • New Arrivals
  • Gemstone Lots
  • Calibrated Gemstones
  • Gemstones By Piece
  • Top Grade Gems
  • Matching Pairs
  • Cabochon Gemstones
  • Drilled Gems, Briolettes and Beads
  • Birthstones
  • Gemstone Carvings
  • Fancy Gemstones
  • Star Gemstones
  • Unheated Sapphire
English speaking customer support only

Toll Free - USA & Canada only:
1-800-464-1640

International:
+66-39303404

Save Money
No shipping Fees for Additional Items!
$8.90 Worldwide Shipping

Update Translation
 
Current Value
New Value
GemSelect Gemstones
X Close Window
Colored Gemstones
X Close Window
Colored Gemstones
X Close Window
Colored Gemstones
Size and Weight

Gems are always measured in Millimeter (mm)

Dimensions are given as;
length x width x depth,
except for round stones which are;
diameter x depth

Select gems by size, not by weight!
Gem varieties vary in density, so carat weight is not a good indication of size

Note: 1ct = 0.2g

Size Comparison Chart