This lovely large oval shaped light blue semi precious gemstone Larimar collector cabochon is 71 mm (2.8 inches) by 43 mm and 9.5 mm thick.
The oval is not quite perfect and there is chattering around the bottom edge-see last picture!
Larimar is a rare blue form of the mineral Pectolite, a sodium calcium silicate mineral.
It is a natural stone occurring in this rare color in only one place in the world, in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea.
Larimar occurs as an aggregate of needle like radiating crystals or fibers grown together in a solid mass, and when cut it reflects those growths in sprays, swirls and orbs.
The blue color is caused by copper inclusions.
Larimar cabochons are soft and the color can fade in prolonged sunlight.
Because of its softness and natural inclusions, the cabochon stones are rarely clean, but rather contain undercutting, chattering, fracture lines and surface flaws.
Metaphysical Properties: Larimar is believed to encourage communication. It is considered a powerful healer and is said to help those with anxieties and phobias.