What do you really get when mining Larimar stones…

Here we’ll give you the shocking reality!

This miner has small Larimar rough stones in his hands just coming from the pits; sometimes very big stonelarimar stoneslarimar stone slabslarimar cabochons up to 60 lbs are mined. These stones are cut in slabs and it’s in that moment that you really know the quality of the Larimar and find out if the stone is cracked or broken. In the process of preparing Larimar stone for jewelry there is a high waste of material and at the end practically only 10 % is left, causing this semi-precious stone to be quoted at high prices. For example of 100 lbs of Larimar rough stone you obtain 30 lbs of slabs, from 30 lbs of slabs you get 10 lbs of cabs and only 1lb is first quality material.

Aquí les exponemos la cruda verdad!

Este es un minero con piedras brutas de Larimar acabadas de ser extraidas de los hoyos en la mina; estas son de las mas pequeñas ya que a veces sacan tamaños de piedras que pueden pesar hasta 60 libras. Estas piedras son cortadas en lajas o chapas y es en ese momento que se sabe verdaderamente la calidad del Larimar y si la piedra no esta cuarteada o rota!! En el proceso para preparar el Larimar para joyeria se pierde mucho material y practicamente viene quedando solo un 10 %, por lo que esta piedra semi-preciosa se cotiza a precios altos. Por ejemplo, de 100 Lbs Larimar en bruto se sacan 30 lbs de chapas, de 30 lbs de chapas se sacan 10 lbs de cabuchones y de 10 lbs de cabuchones solo 1 lb es de primera calidad!!

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