About Larimar

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  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
  • Common Associations 

Mineralogy and Geology of Larimar (Pectolite)

Mineral formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)

Grouping: member of the wollastonite group

Crystal system: triclinic

Crystal habit:

Cleavage: perfect on {100} and {001}.

Fracture: irregular / uneven

Color: larimar is aqua blue to white; other pectolites can be white, pale pink or green or colorless.

Luster: subvitreous, silky

Diaphaneity: transparent to translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 4 ½ - 5

Specific gravity: 2.84 – 2.9

Named after: Larimar is named after the daughter of the person who re-discovered the deposit (Larissa) and the Spanish word for sea (mar)

Type locality: Barahona Province, Dominican Republic

Geological occurrence: Primary mineral in nepheline syenites. Hydrothermal mineral in cavities in basalts and diabases. In serpentinites and peridotites.


Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Larimar has been described as a new spiritual stone for this age. According to Hall, larimar “radiates love and peace and promotes tranquility.” It raises one’s vibration and helps to dissolve boundaries and conditions that limit spiritual growth. Larimar helps to alleviate guilt and fear, so supports serenity and clarity, as well as calmness and equilibrium.

Larimar is considered to be an earth-healing stone that connects humans with the spirit of the Earth, particular supporting women to reattune to their feminity and reconnect with Nature.

To be effective, larimar needs to be held or worn for prolonged periods of time.

Common Associations

  • Chakra – heart, throat and third eye
  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 55
  • Zodiac – Leo
  • Birthstone – none traditional; can be an alternative for aquamarine in March.
  • Wedding Anniversary – no traditional association.


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.

The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.

Crystal Muse (2017) Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, 285 pp.

Crystal Gridwork (2018) Kiera Fogg, Weiser Books, 128 pp.