Fair Trade in India / Dominican Republic Larimar is a rare form of pectolite, which is only found in the Dominican Republic. In 1916 Father Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren requested permission to mine a certain blue rock he had discovered, but his request was rejected. In 1974, Miguel Méndez and a Peace Corps volunteer rediscovered Larimar on a beach. Miguel took his young daughter's name Larissa and the Spanish word for sea (mar) and formed Larimar, by the colors of the water of the Caribbean Sea, where it was found. Mounted in sterling silver findings.