Gem School — Where is Larimar found?


Larimar Ring

It is believed that Larimar was first discovered in 1916 by a priest in Barahona, Dominican Republic.  The priest requested a permit to mine a blue rock he had discovered.  Apparently blue rocks had no value in 1916 as the permit was rejected and Larimar would have to wait almost 60 more years to be re-discovered.

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