Larimar Grading

LARIMAR GRADING

How To grade larimar

we mostly evaluate these properties:

Color
Pattern
Clarity
Additional scoring gets:
Size
Shape

and unique properties such as

Translucency and Rare Features

Given its versatility, Larimar can be found in many forms: from raw stones to variously shaped, mirror-polished gems, and exclusive jewelry pieces.

Most people typically evaluate Larimar only by its looks because that’s what sells and gives Larimar its value in the first place.

As Jan, the founder of Larimar Miner, says, “I agree that if a piece speaks to your heart and you like it, then you know you want it, and the price becomes just a number”

The second factor is its uniqueness and because Larimar is a scarce gemstone, some variants are harder to find so in that case, the looks are secondary and the unique features are what sets the Larimar price. In the end, these features create value and make you appreciate the concrete piece. Ideal for art collectors.

When purchasing something as precious as Larimar, it’s comforting to be assured that your investment was well-made.

Luckily, Larimar tends to appreciate in time and since it’s been increasingly hard to extract it, we’ll see this trend to continue.

The deeper you mine, the deeper the blue.

Super Blue Larimar comes from the deepest Larimar veins 300m below the ground.

Due to its limited supply and popularity among collectors, Larimar has become incredibly valuable, with the highest quality specimens selling for up to $50 per gram (matching the price of gold; that’s why Larimar is sometimes called the ‘Blue Gold’)

We predict the AAA Top Grade Larimar, Super Blue Larimar and Fractal Larimar or even some rare Copper Larimar to surpass in value many popular gemstones in the future.

the most typical examples Of Larimar:

LARIMAR GRADE

AAA TOP GRADE

The BESTSELLER

This is the most sought-after Larimar, desired by a range of buyers, including art collectors.

When you say Larimar, most people imagine exactly the AAA Larimar.

Color: Light Blue to Blue

Pattern: Ocean and Turtleback, Flat is possible

AAA Larimar Cabochon
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SUPER BLUE LARIMAR

The most spectacular of them all

This is a rare and valuable variant of Larimar that is hard to find.

Its hues of blue are so vibrant that they are astonishingly unreal!

Color: Super (Deep) Blue, sometimes so Blue that it has to be seen in reality to be believed

Pattern: Flat, Ocean, Fractal and Turtleback

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FRACTAL LARIMAR

This is one of the most stunning creations of nature.

Another rare Larimar variant that is harder to find and is more valuable.

Demonstrates beautiful detailed structure of natural fractals.

Color: All hues of Blue or Green

Pattern: Fractal

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AA TO A GRADE

This is the most common type of Larimar available on the market. The term “AA Larimar” is used when classifying Larimar of a somewhat lower quality, distinguishing it from the top grade.

Color: White to Blue, in general not so clean and not so vibrant colors

Pattern: Flat, Ocean, Random

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GREEN LARIMAR

Its beauty is often surprising and delightful.

The less known but beautiful and sought after by some people, green version of Larimar.

Color: Green

Pattern: Flat, Ocean, Turtleback, Fractal

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ANGELIC LARIMAR

Makes your soul fall in love

Lightly coloured variant, that is for its captivating tender beauty called “Angelic Larimar”. Perfectly suitable for all artistic shapes and jewelry.

Color: White and Blue

Pattern: Flat, Ocean, Turtleback and Fractal

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IRON LARIMAR

Now, let’s delve into the fascinating world of Iron Larimar.

Red Larimar variant, sought after by collectors.

When it contains visible Copper, it glitters and has an extra value (* the middle photo), when it’s mostly Larimar with Copper, we grade it as Copper Larimar (see below)

Color: Red, Green, Blue

Pattern: Flat, Ocean, Turtleback and Fractal

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COPPER LARIMAR

Fascinating and extremely rare variant of Larimar.

Visible Copper particles.

Color: All

Pattern: Flat, Ocean, Turtleback, Random and Fractal

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BLACK LARIMAR

Black Larimar. Unique, sought after by collectors. Beautiful and mystical.

Mohs hardness is 7 that means higher than Larimar (4.5 – 5).

Color: Black with Grey, Red, Green or Blue Larimar

Pattern: Flat, Ocean, Random or even Symmetrical

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ART LARIMAR

The Art Larimar variant is cherished by collectors due to its unique beauty and special properties.

Color: Red, Green, Blue

Pattern: Flat, Ocean, Turtleback, Fractal and Art Deco :-)

LARIMAR PRICING

LARIMAR PRICING

Processed Larimar is measured in grams or carats.

Rough Larimar is measured in pounds or kilograms.

Larimar Prices are according to the Specimen Class (additional purity score).

* Extra artisanal work such as carvings and perforations usually add 20-200% premium.

** Geodes, as rare specimens add around 20 – 90% premium.

*** World Class Jewellery – thousands of % premium.

Given the broad range of Larimar quality, pricing is based on the perceived value of each individual customer and the uniqueness of each piece.

Therefore, it’s not unusual to find rare Larimar selling for significantly more than our pricing guide suggests.

Pricing table updated: April 2024

SPECIMEN CLASS

CLASS I.

The best and cleanest specimen possible.

Perfectly clean example of a given grade.

Finished pieces of the highest quality.

CLASS II.

Specimens with up to 10% inclusions.

Finished pieces of very high quality.

CLASS III.

Up to 30% inclusions and imperfections.

CLASS IV.

Over 30% inclusions and imperfections.

Also Raw Cut Larimar for professional lapidary use.

CLASS V.

Rough Larimar for professional lapidary use.