Dreamy, mesmerizing larimar is known by different names:
- "Dolphin stone" for the charming and intelligent ocean creature
- "Caribbean gemstone" for its waves of ocean-blue color reminiscent of the waters near the Dominican Republic beach where it was found
- "Atlantis stone" for the belief by some that the Dominican Republic now stands where the legendary City of Atlantis fell
Commonly believed to be a calming stone, offering many incredible healing powers. It is considered by some to aid in communication and is associated with the crown, heart, third eye and throat chakras.
Larimar promotes relaxation in the wearer and can be used as a worry stone. Worry stones are smooth, polished gemstones typically in the shape of an oval which, when gently rubbed between the thumb and pointer finger, are said to create a soothing phenomenon.
As larimar is a soft stone, rough handling, heat and chemicals should be avoided.