Named after Larvik, Norway, where this rock is found, is also referred to as blue pearl granite. It is a variety of monzonite with large inclusions of feldspar. When polished, the feldspar creates the silver blue sheen, known as the schiller effect. It is usually dark greyish blue with steel coloured flashes. Used by some as a protective stone, it is said to be grounding with a strong connection to the earth and spirits of nature. Palm stones (pocket stones, touch stones, worry stones) fit nicely into the palm of the hand. These tactile stones are beautiful to display and admire but are small enough to place under a pillow or tuck into a bag or pocket. They can be chosen to hold during meditation or to place on a body part for healing and massage.