• pectolite - 4-6 hardness

    Pectolite (Larimar)

    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