We, at A Grain of Sand, have been amazed by the stone Larimar for some time. While on vacation in the Dominican Republic, I first fell in love with this beautiful stone. It's no wonder that they call it the "Jewel of the Caribbean". Larimar’s gorgeous robin’s egg blue color is natural. There is only one Larimar mine in the world and it's under the ocean in the Dominican Republic. Larimar is actually volcanic material. Some specimens of Larimar have coral embedded within them. Because Larimar is volcanic material, it is very hard and therefore difficult to cut or drill into beads, and thus the high price. We think Larimar is well worth it! Larimar stone beads are said to help us view events from many different perspectives. Larimar also represents peace, clarity, healing and love.