What stone is mined in the dominican republic ?
The larimar from mine to jewelry. Just one step to start the job for beatiful jewels.
Blue semi precious stone from dominican republic
In a town called Bahoruco in the province of Barahona in the community of the Philippines is the only larimar mine in the world called chupaderos, where you have to dig 200 meters underground which are propped up with wood to prevent landslides to find the Larimar. When the stone is extracted from the mine, it reaches its natural state like a rock and it is not known what it has inside, in such a way that when cutting it, a fracatan is played and that is where we realize the tonality and hardness of the stone.
When the artisans proceed to cut it into small pieces, you can see on the one hand the intensity of the color of the larimar, the more blue the more expensive.
1st step:. The stone is carved to give it the shape you want it to obtain and the whole process is with water from the moment it is cut to the final product, water is important to soften it since the stone should not be heated because if it does not burn, This is a stone that cannot be heated at any time during its process. 2nd step:. Polish to shine, this process is to remove the shine and keep it forever, the stone must be passed through 5 sandpaper processes from the finest to the thickest, otherwise the stone becomes dull. Once the process is finished, the garments and accessories are made with metals such as silver and gold. You can make earrings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings, bracelets that are successfully sold at home and abroad. In addition, the Jeweler and the designer are native experts in jewelry and are proud of each handmade jewel that they call the art of the beauty of the exotic and paradisiacal Dominican Republic.
Blue stone from dr.