Human beings tend to love phantasy, mystery, and all sorts of things that will arise curiosity related to a person, a place, a subject, a religion, a movement, or even stones, be it precious or not!
When this Atlantis Stone, as many like to call it, was rediscovered by Miguel Mendez in the Dominican Republic, and Norman Rilling, a Peace Corps Volunteer from the USA, in 1974 it is given the new name of Larimar.
Want to know the Larimar meaning?
Larimar comes from the combination of Mendez's daughter Larissa and the word Mar, meaning sea. Once this gemstone becomes known abroad, its charming blue beauty strikes many hearts and interests. Many strategies were used to promote our excellent Larimar rock with all its variety of blue hues.
And so we find that the Dominican Larimar stone was baptized with different names for different purposes or reasons!
To our understanding, this given name is for commercial purposes!
Somebody must have misspelled the name Larimar and decided to keep the name Lorimar, maybe because there was already money invested, and any correction would involve more money!
Who or what gave birth to this name is still unknown to us.
This name is connected with metaphysical beliefs, attributing healing & spiritual properties to this stone. Some believe that Larimar is the blue stone with extraordinary healing powers that Edgard Cayce predicted would be discovered in the Caribbean, where he said part of Atlantis could be found.
It's been said that Larimar has excellent energy to work with sea creatures of all kinds ant that it's particularly useful for communicating with dolphins since dolphins were associated with Atlantis, and Larimar was used as a tool to enhance communication with them.
Atlantis Stone is the most influential name used for Larimar to exalt its long list of healing and spiritual powers. According to the New Age and Metaphysical philosophies Edgard Cayce, known as the sleeping prophet (1877-1945), mentioned that a blue stone of Atlantean origin would be found in a Caribbean island, which was part of the lost continent of Atlantis!
The beauty of Larimar stone is very appealing to people worldwide, and its demand has grown enormously and continuously increased its cost.
If in the Dominican Republic locals knew the healing and spiritual properties attributed to our Larimar stone, we are sure everybody would be wearing a Larimar jewelry, with or without silver, but unfortunately very few even know the existence of this marvelous stone!
Could it be that the volcanic origin of this stone has a chemical reaction when in contact with our skin that benefits us positively?