I found two pieces of this rare Smithsonite and loved them because they were both such medleys of assorted other minerals. They were marked rare, and I’m sure they are because I’d certainly never seen anything like them. I couldn’t figure out quite what to do with them, then I was at a big, upscale bead show and found these gorgeous strands of Larimar. Way too expensive for me, I thought, but try as I might, I couldn’t find anything that lit up the Smithsonite like the Larimar. Oh well, as my Mother always said when she was untangling my hair as a little girl, “we have to suffer for beauty!” In this case, I guess we have to pay for beauty. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Larimar, it’s a beautiful blue stone found only in one location; a mountainous, relatively inaccessible area in the Dominican Republic. It’s considered a healing stone, especially for the throat area. Any singers reading this description?
- Smithsonite with Copper–Rare! (Morocco)
- Larimar Beads (Dominican Republic)