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Dominican Larimar Jewelry: The Essence of the Dominican Republic - Part 2/2

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Dominican Larimar Jewelry: The Essence of the Dominican Republic - Part 2/2

Dominican silversmiths are practically new in this art, introduced in the Dominican Republic in the fifties, during the dictatorship of Trujillo,  in order to produce Amber jewelry with 925 silver. The designs of Dominican jewelry are of simple lines, charming, attractive and beautiful, appropriate for any age, any time and any outfit. Pear-shaped, teardrop and oval forms are the most popular symmetrical pieces Dominican artisans produce, but they prefer to make more irregular shape cabochons to take advantage of the Larimar slab, creating beautiful pendants, rings, bracelets and necklaces, impregnating every finished Larimar jewel with the real essence of the...

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Dominican Larimar Jewelry: Essence of Dominican Republic - Part 1/2

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Dominican Larimar Jewelry: Essence of Dominican Republic - Part 1/2

A little bit of history...     As the best kept secret of the Caribbean, Dominican Republic has all the resources necessary to be classified as a tropical paradise: beaches with different sand and sea water colors, lush vegetation, rivers, lakes, mountain ranges and all sort of caves. The Dominican Republic has the highest peak, Pico Duarte(3,098 m) and the lowest point, Lake Enriquillo (29m below sea level)  in the Caribbean. But there is something more we are gifted with: An unique treasure, a pectolite with blue colors only found and mined in the Dominican Republic; it has been named...

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A Day in a Dominican Household

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A Day in a Dominican Household

A Day in a Dominican Household It is said that natives of the Dominican Republic, located on the eastern side of the Hispaniola Island are Afro-Caribbean, but we should be called Blended-Caribbean because we are descendants of a blend of European, especially Spaniards, Africans and also Taíno Indians (very small percentage)! Oh no, we cannot deny our European or Indian heritage!! Well, due to the above, we have a mixed culture, manifested in our daily life and customs, making us what we are, special creatures, who like to enjoy life and overcome difficulties with courage and expectation for better times...

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