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Turquoise like stone bought in Grand Turks

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Turquoise like stone bought in Grand Turks

I bought a turquoise like color stone in Grand Turks. It is a very vibrant clear blue color with spots inside. I can't remember what it is called and can't find the name of it anywhere. Please help.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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1. Re: Turquoise like stone bought in Grand Turks

Probably laramar

Pennsylvania
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2. Re: Turquoise like stone bought in Grand Turks

Is it clear like a blue topaz? or does it look like a Turkoise stone? Thinking Larimar, but its not a clear stone.

Edited: 12 May 2018, 01:19
Washington DC...
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3. Re: Turquoise like stone bought in Grand Turks

It’s Larimar

Gorgeous stone found only in Dominican Republic

Lime turquoise but spots instead of black are white and green

My favorite stone, I have tons of it

Raleigh, NC
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4. Re: Turquoise like stone bought in Grand Turks

My wife's favorite too! She likes Larimar stones because she says it reminds her of the color of the water of Grace Bay.

5. Re: Turquoise like stone bought in Grand Turks

larimar

Finger Lakes Wine...
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6. Re: Turquoise like stone bought in Grand Turks

Larimar jewelry is offered to the public in the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere in the Caribbean as a local speciality. Most jewelry produced is set in silver, but sometimes high-grade larimar is also set in gold.

Quality grading is according to coloration and the typical mineral crystal configuration in the stone. Larimar also comes in green and even with red spots, brown strikes, etc., due to the presence of other minerals and/or oxidation. But the more intense the blue color and the contrast in the stone, the higher and rarer is the quality. The blue color is photosensitive and fades with time if exposed to too much light and heat.

New York
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7. Re: Turquoise like stone bought in Grand Turks

Wow, not only does TCI Mike write lilting limericks, he also is a gemologist on the side!

Tucson, Arizona
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8. Re: Turquoise like stone bought in Grand Turks

No, just a regurgitation of the Wikipedia entry.

I'd never heard of the stone so I looked it up. What a gorgeous milky blue. Will look for it at the gem shows here in February.

Finger Lakes Wine...
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9. Re: Turquoise like stone bought in Grand Turks

Just tried to provide information as to what it was.

Pasted it for those who are too lazy to look it up.

So much for helping.

Mike

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