By Andrea Goodwin, BeansTalk Associate Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BeansTalk is dreaming of a blue Christmas. Our ideal winter getaway involves swirling blue waters and pristine glassy waves. You know, we’re thinking of that impossibly luminescent blue that can only be produced by Mother Nature. It makes the beaches of the Caribbean look and feel like they have never been touched by humans. It is the blue that defies description; you have to see it, for it cannot be reproduced – sorry, Tiffany.
Okay, back to reality. BeansTalk’s Christmas will be right here in L. A., with our muddy beaches and brown water. Still, we can dream. It is a little easier to get in the spirit when we are able to look down and get lost on the blue, blue richness of Larimar jewelry by Marah Lago.
Those who wear Larimar are sure to be noticed. Because of its rarity, few people have ever seen Larimar. It comes from a remote mountain in the Dominican Republic, on a single kilometer to be exact. Twenty times rarer than tanzanite, it is one of the world's rarest gemstones.
Marah Lago is the creation of Marah Lago and Adrian Nixon. These visionaries and artists have combined their passion for this rare stone to design and create a line of high quality and remarkable jewelry that is currently the talk of Hollywood as well as the rest of us whose imaginations have been captured by the exquisite Larimar stone. Celebrity fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Marcia Cross.
From their website:
To look upon Larimar is to see the swirling seas of the Caribbean captured in an ocean's palette of blues and greens. Quality stones are difficult to obtain, and MarahLago mines only the best: each stone hand-picked and polished to evoke the luscious range of color and variation unique to each stone. Luckily, Larimar's volcanic heritage gives Larimar a powerful strength and durability. Nature also ensures that no stone is alike. MarahLago settings are designed to celebrate the distinctive hues, patterns and natural wonder of each beautiful gem.
BeansTalk saw the entire line at the Showtime Emmy Suites last summer, and became particular fams of the Marina and Surf Collections which have embedded Larimar. In these pieces, the swirling waves of blue in the stones are complemented by wave patterns in the polished silver. Just amazing. The blue stones are sublimely beautiful.
For holiday, we are fans of the Ice Collection. As a big hint to the man in our house, we especially admire the Ice Pendant on the Sterling Silver Chain. ($66.00) It features a round cabochon Larimar stone set in a simple and elegant setting, and is accented with brilliantly faceted white Topaz. Wow!
To check out the rest of the line, which includes the stunning Portofina and Mezzaluna Collections, visit www.marahlago.com. From there you can type in your zip code to find a dealer.