Learn About our premium and Fancy Larimar

Fancy Larimar comes in all different colors and patterns which and includes an array of minerals, which adds to the beauty and the rarity of the specimen. There is a lot of combinations of colors that create the Fancy Larimar line. The information provided below is for the rarest the premium and Fanciest Larimar to date. To understand how rare these specimens are, we either mine and buy thousands of pounds of                 Fancy larimar that the locals call  Carbon (ashes) larimar.

Over 80% of the Fancy that we buy or mine is unworkable and useless due to the fact that it will break or deteriorate once it gets cut. The next 12 to 15 percent is basically use for inexpensive jewelry, cabs or carvings. The eight to five percent remaining are what we call Fancy Larimar. These types of specimens have beautiful colors and patterns in which they make for beautiful cabs, jewelry and collector display pieces. Less than one percent can be classified as premium. The premium Larimar gets a ranked number as to the rarity of the specimen. If is not ranked if falls under the Fancy Larimar group.

PREMIUM FANCY LARIMAR

DAKOTA JADE

Discovered January 18, 2022

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Dakota Jade Larimar: This is the number one rarest Larimar to date. Truly a unique find. The Dakota Jade Larimar IS NOT JADE but a rare Pectolite. The stunning burgundy color and various  shades of red makes the Dakota Jade a unique and rare specimen. Red Pectolite is common but when it’s partnered with an array of colors, it make it an extremely rare. Only one 5 pound specimen of Dakota Jade has been found thus far.

On January 18 2022 in Barahona Dominican Republic members of Amber International were searching through a pile of rejected rocks from the Larimar mine, while doing so, one of the workers threw a piece of rock against another rock while they were sorting out the material. The piece outer layer broke off revealing a well formed dark tree trunk shape tube with red dots. This tube is now known as Dakota Jade.

Elements: Fe Iron, Ti Titanium, Mn Manganese, Ba Barium, Mo Molybdenum, Nb Niobium, Ni Nickel, Ta Tantalum, Zr Zirconium, Sr Strontium, Hf Hafnium

THE CELLO

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The Cello Larimar: This is the number two rarest Larimar. The beautiful and rare greenish-yellow color of Pectolite fell in the raking, but it is also an extremely rare Larimar specimen. Only one tube of a 18 pound specimen has been found to date. This rough specimen was mix with the number four specimen on the list. Twelve of the 18 pounds was clasified as The Cello. Although traces of The Cello has been found within other Fancy Larimar rocks, usually  there is barely enough material to get one or two small cabochons. To identify The Cello,  greenish-yellow must be the dominate color followed by other colors of Pectolite. Keep in mind the Cello like all of the other Fancy’s have many different variations.

The Cello was found in the upper section of the Larimar mine called Bahoruco, The Cello specimen was mixed with other material when it was purchased from a local miner. At first glance the crust resembled a petrified tree trunk like most of the ashes and fancy laimar. The specimen had a dark grey crust and a hint of white color, the true surprised was when we cut one end of the specimen that revealed its beauty we named The Cello. At the opposite end the Espresso was revealed. The Cello Larimar is harder than all the other Larimar and pectolites.

Elements: Fe Iron, Ti Titanium, Mn Manganese, Ba Barium, Mo Molybdenum, Nb Niobium, Ni Nickel, Ta Tantalum, Zr Zirconium, Sr Strontium, Hf Hafnium

 

PURGATORY RED

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Purgatory Larimar: This beautiful color Pectolite specimen has jumped from non premium to premium fancy now ranked #3 Although not much of the Purgatory Red has been found, we believe there’s more to be discovered. Not only does the Purgatory Red has an amazing color but the patterns on this amazing mineral is what makes this beautiful stone a majestic wonder.

Elements: Si Silicone, Ca Calcium, Al, Aluminum, Ti Titanium, Fe Iron, S Sulfer, K Potassium, Cl Clorine, Mn Manganese, Nb Niobium,, Zr Zirconium, Sr Strontium

Messiah 

Discovered April 2023

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Messiah Larimar: This incredible Stone, lost its third spot to Purgatory, now ranked fourth in the rarest Premium Fancy Larimar family. Originally Only 300 grams of this type of fancy has been discovered but since its original finding we have found some but not much of the Messiah deep inside the larimar mine. The colors of this rare Premium Fancy Larimar consist of Jupiter Green, dark and light beige, brown and black. All of the colors doesn’t have to be present at once, only a combination of the main color mentioned. We can only assumed that many more variations of the Messiah will be found.

Elements: Ca Calcium, Fe Iron, Si Silicon, Al Aluminum, Ti Titanium, Mg Magnesium, K Potassium, P Phosphorus, Sr Strontium

ESPRESSO

Found September 10,  2020 

Espresso Larimar: Number Fifth on the list. The Espresso Is a combination of The Cello (greenish-yellow) color and Double Espresso (brown).  This combination of Pectolite colors makes the Espresso a stunning and rare specimen of  Fancy Larimar. This specimen may have white and or light beige color Pectolite.  Only six of the 18 pounds of specimen came out as an Espresso. Small amount of Espresso has been found mixed with other Fancy Larimar. The Espresso was introduces at the 2021 Tucson gem show, all of the specimens cabochons were sold with in a few days. We had to buy back one heart at premium rate so we can keep one sample for our selves. Since then we have only found a small mount enough to make a palm stone cab.

Elements: Fe Iron, Mn Manganese, Sr Strontium, Mo Molybdenum, Ba Barium, Nb Niobium

Van Gogh

Van Gogh Larimar: Number six on the rarest Larimar list, is the famous van Gogh. This colorful Pectolite is found deep in the veins of the Larimar mine in Bahoruco Dominican Republic. The van Gogh is a combination of different color of Pectilite that formed together for million of years. The black mineral in the Van Gogh is Morimotoite.

To be classified as a van Gogh, the specimen must have blue larimar and four additional colors. It may include red, green, black, grey. pink, beige or any other color pectolite. Although some Van Gogh does have more than 4 colors, it only increases the value and beauty of the stone. The van Gogh also must resemble a painting and be attractive to the eye. 

Elements:  Fe Iron, Ti Titanium, Sr Strontium, Mn Manganese, Ba Barium, Mo Molybdenum, Nb Niobium, Ni Nickel, Hf Hafnium, Zr Zirconium

DOUBLE ESPRESSO

Discovered Late 2020

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Double Espresso Larimar: Number Seventh rarest Premium Fancy Larimar, this amazing brown color Pectolite that resembles brown agate las been dropping in the rankings from third to fifth and now seventh. The Double Espresso is also a very rare type of Pectolite. Since  its original find in late 2020 with have discovered small pockets of this beautiful mineral. The Double Espresso is extremely popular specially in cabochon hearts. The Espresso was introduced at the 2021 Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson.

The main colors of the Double Espresso, are Browns, beige’s and or a mixture of both. In very rare occasions red, blue or green Larimar can be found on the stone. this combination only increases the value of the Double Espresso.

Elements: Fe Iron, Cu Copper, Cd Cadmium, Pd  Palladium, Ti Titanium, Zn Zinc, Mn Maganese, Rh Rhodium

ANGEL

Discovered June 2020                              by Sacarias Cespedes

Angel Larimar: Number Eight on the list, this style of Larimar has Dropped it’s ranking from seven to eight. Since its original discovery we have not found any substance of Angel Fancy larimar. The Beautiful AA to AAA Blues of Pectolite makes this amazing stone a favorite among jewelry designers and wire-wrapping. 

Some of the patterns on the Angel are found in a whole specimen of rock, but most of the time the patterns are found at the edges of a rough larimar rock which makes it difficult when making large spheres. The Angel is mostly use to make cabochons and hearts which are extremely popular.

Elements: Fe Iron, Ti Titanium, Mn Manganese, Cu Copper, Zn Zinc, Co Cobalt

THE SHADOW

Discovered April 2023

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The Shadow Larimar: Is the newest member of the Premium Fancy Larimar Family, is ranked number eight. The picture does not due this beauty any Justice. This stunning platinum grey Pectolite was found April, 2023 in the mountain near the village of Bahoruco where the Larimar is mined. “The Shadow”  was introduced at a live Instagram sale by Chasing Luster at the 2023 Denver Gem and Mineral show, the following day is was available to the public. A five pound specimen was the host rock of this spectacular fancy larimar. The Shadow Fancy Larimar is defined by its platinum color with its beautiful beige green patterns, also some variations of other colors of Pectolite may occur. 

The name Shadow was given by Dawn, during a contest at the introduction of this beautiful mineral.

Element: Si Slicon, Ca Calcium, Al Aluminum, Fe Iron, Ti Titanium, K Potassium, Mn manganese, Cl Chlorine, S Sulfur, Sr Strontium, 

FANCY LARIMAR (not ranked) 

SNOWFLAKE

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Snowflake Larimar: This particular fancy appears to be very rare. We came across this pattern of fancy Larimar about  four years ago but neglected it. This was before we created the grading and recording method of the fancy Larimar line. The Snowflake recently re-surfaced in January during a purchased of old stock of rejected material that was laying around in an old miners back yard. 

While cutting the material that was purchased, we came across a small amount of the Snowflake mixed with other fancy larimar that we picked up at the beginning of 2023. At this time it will not make the ranks of the premium fancy Larimar line still we get more research of this beautiful and amazing fancy Larimar.

Elements: Ca Cacium, Si Silicon,  P Phosphorus, Al Aluminum ,Fe Iron, K Potassium, Sr Strontium, Cl Chlorine, S Sulfur, Mn Manganese, Ni Nickel

GALA

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GALA: Is a new classification, formaly know as Black Larimar this mineral has different characteristics from the original Black larimar. The Gala is extreme in all aspects. The black color is as black as deep space, in contrast the Pectolite is as white as snow. The Gala takes an extreme amount of shine and it’s harder that the Black Larimar. The Gala is also petrified palm found deep with in the ashes that borders the veins where the Larimar is found. The Gala was introduced at the Denver Gem and Mineral Show In 2022. 

PASTEL

FANCY PASTEL CIRCLE
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Pastel Larimar is a combination of soft colors, beige and grey’s which are the predominate colors of this beautiful type of Fancy Larimar. The combination of colors can vary, and the red can be intense or soft also soft blues and some greens may be pressent on this type of Pectolite, like most of the Fancys the Pastel is found at the upper section of the mine.

Elements: Ca Calcium, Si Silicon, Fe Iron, Al Aluminum, Mg Magnessium, P Phosphorus, K Potassium, Mn Maganese, Sr Strontium

PETRIFIED PALM

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Blak Larimar: In reality this is not Larimar, This mineral is a mixture of Calcite and Morimotoite which could be classified as petrified palm. This specific mineral is mostly found in the upper layer of the larimar vein which the miners called it cenizas (ashes). It’s shape as a nice formed tube with a greenish crust or layer. There are a few Variation of this type of fancy including some that have larimar and other color of Pectolites.  We categorize the Black Larimar as a Fancy due to the fact that it comes out of the Larimar mine.

The Black Larimar is very popular with message therapy and it is believed to have muscle pain healing affects.

Elements: Fe Iron, Ti Titanium, Sr Strontium, Mn Manganese, V Vanadium, Ba Barium, Mo Molybdenum, Nb Niobium, Zr Zirconium, Hf Hafnium

ABSTRACT

Abstract Larimar: This Fancy Larimar has unique and beautiful patterns that resembles an abstract painting. The color of Pectolite in this specimen is white to light blue or “A” grade larimar. The outside of the patterns are mostly black with a greenish beige or grey interior. Our assumption is that better color Pectolite can be found in the Abstract Larimar. The Abstract Larimar was first introduced by us at the Denver Gem Mineral Fossil show in September 2022. It became a surprising success.

Pastel Fancy Larimar, cut slab from a rough 7 pound Specimen and unpolished.

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Unclassified Fancy, This particular specimen has sharp white Pectolite with medium blues, dark grey and black veins.

Unclassified Fancy, This Fancy has spotted black dots with Blue and white Pectolite.

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Unclassified brown Pectolite with some light blue Larimar. Cabochons comming soon. 

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