Whether you know it as larimar, dolphin stone, stefilia stone or Atlantis stone, this is an amazing one! This is a handcrafted vintage sterling silver pendant. The larimar is a hard to find deep shade of warm aqua blue. The pendant is done in a contemporary, modern style. The stone is set into a sterling bezel. The back plate has a free form shape with various sizes of circles cut out. It is hand signed on the back (you need to turn it to the light to see it). This hangs from a vintage sterling silver snake chain that accents it beautifully! Fabulous piece and it is unisex. It may be worn by a man or a woman. Great piece to add to your collection!
Markings: Chain: Sterling Espo, Pendant hand etched SS and TP
Condition: Good vintage condition, vintage patina
Weight: 12.5 grams
Measurements: 1.40" or 35.44 mm long x 1.20" or 30.60 mm wide, chain 20" long
Please view enlarged photo. Pendant is much more beautiful in real life.
I have combined new and vintage pieces in this creation. I am not an expert on vintage jewelry, but I do buy and sell what I love! Since these items are vintage, they may have a wonderful aged patina and are not meant or expected to look brand new. I treasure their imperfections as part of their charm and history.
History: The Larimar stone, which is also known as the dolphin stone and atlantis stone is only found on the island of Hispaniola, in the Caribbean Sea. Larimar was discovered in 1916 by a Spanish priest but no mining was done. In 1974 the American Peace Corps Volunteers rediscovered the stone on the beaches of Barahona. Geologists determined that larimar is a rare form of blue pectolite. The quantity at the mine is unknown, which makes the future supply uncertain.
Metaphysical: Some believe that larimar has healing powers which include:
It awakens feminine power and soothes the emotions
It balances water and fire energy as it was created by volcanic activity
Throat chakra stone, assists in expression of emotions
Teaches love, nurturing, respect respect, love
Cleanses emotional blocks, releases attachments
Great for new and pregnant mothers for relief of depression and stress