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Steph Orris
Steph Orris • 2 years ago

Larimar stone, also known as blue pectolite and dolphin stone, is a pectolite crystal, found on islands in the Caribbean. It is a relatively new metaphysical crystal, first being mined in the 1970s, although it was first discovered earlier in the century. The name “Larimar” comes from a combination of Larissa and Mar and was given to the stone by a Dominican who named the stone after his daughter Larissa and Mar, the Spanish word for sea. Reflecting the azure blue waters of the

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In ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; it was also used in ancient Mesopotamia by the Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians for seals and jewelry. In the Epic of Gilgamesh; the oldest known story in human history, lapis lazuli is referenced several times. Lapis jewelry has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site Naqada (3300–3100 BC), and powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra.