• pectolite - 4-6 hardness

    Pectolite (Larimar) – Natural, Bead, Blue

    Pectolites can range in hardness from 4.5 to 5. Compact specimens can even reach 6. Found in the Dominican Republic, compact blue pectolites known as Larimars can take a very high polish. "Larimar Pendant" by Deidre Woollard. Licensed under CC By 2.0.

    Article: How to Polish Gems of 4-6 Hardness: Survey Results

    Credit: Deidre Woollard

    GemstonePectolite (Larimar)
    Natural or man madeNatural
    OriginDominican Republic
    Jewelry typenecklace
    Gem StateBead