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