Set!! Rare Blue Larimar Pectolite Gold Plated Sterling Silver Set Pendant Earrings From Dominican Republic

This is a beautiful handmade Larimar (blue variety of pectolite - sodium calcium hydroxide) Gold Plated Sterling Silver set - Pendant and pair of earrings from Dominican Republic. Larimar has been polished , revealing a beautiful pattern of light and dark turquoise blue colors in the material with white cloud - like swirls.
Location: Los Chupaderos, near Barahona, S.W. Dominican Republic
Size: earrings - 3.7 Centimeters long; pendant - 1.8 Centimeters long with bail
Weigh: 16.4 Grams combined

Interesting Fact: Larimar are relatively new on the gemstone market and are only found in one small corner of the world, the famed island of Hispaniola, which the Dominican Republic shares with its neighbor, Haiti.
Originally discovered in 1916, it was named by the Dominican who re-discovered it in 1974, taking the first letters of his daughter's name, Larissa, and the Spanish word for the sea, mar, to create Larimar.