Larimar is a 4.5-5 on the Mohs hardness scale and should be treated with care. Pendants and earrings are the best settings for Larimar. If you decide you just have to have a ring, make a protective setting for the stone. Wire jewelry artist Judy Copeland, whose piece is at the top of this article, forwarded these instructions she received from a purchase of Larimar: "Don't expose the stone to too much sun or light as the color can fade. If this does happen, you can soak the stone in plain water for 24 hours to restore the color." Judy said she followed these instructions, and the color was enhanced and even more beautiful than before.
Linda Pope created these Larimar earrings using 12mm Larimar beads, Opalite drops and crystals, crystal spacers, and Sterling Silver wire.