Larimar is from the Dominican Republic. In fact, it is igneous-formed and found only in a volcano there. The Drifter has to go there and lower himself down into the glowing caldron and chip-away a little of the stuff, and then pull himself back out without being splashed by red-hot magma. And with the cut-back in air travel-and-all he has to swim over there and back as well. Larimar has been used by artisans for thousands of years. And if you are a larimar fan, you'll like these unusually beautiful earrings. The blotchy spider-web puts them a cut above most. And they are priced the same as turquoise here, instead of the higher price of larimar. Each earring is an inch-long, and three-quarters-of-an-inch at the widest point. Weight per earring is 6.3-grams, or .22-ounces. They have the hand-stamped hallmark, "Elouise Kee."