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This beautiful blue stone is unique to the Dominican Republic. The story goes that a young girl walking with her father, Miguel, discovered Larimar in 1974 on a beach at the foot of the Bahoruco Mountain Range. Miguel took his daughter's name, Larissa, and the Spanish word for sea (mar) and formed the name Larimar, to suggest the colours of the Caribbean Sea where it was found, as well as a tribute to his eagle-eyed daughter!