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Authentic Red Coral Beads
Authentic Red Coral Beads
Authentic Red Coral Beads
Authentic Red Coral Beads
Authentic Red Coral Beads

Authentic Red Coral Beads

Regular price $95.00 Sale

Beautiful, one of a kind strand of handcrafted authentic Red Coral Beads are rare and exotic! Each bead is individually carved and polished, and is truly one of a kind work of art. Use as decor or jewelry, comes ready to gift in blue velvet pouch.

DIMENSIONS: Strand Length 16", average bead has 1" diameter

MATERIALS: Authentic Red Coral 

ORIGIN: Mediterranean Sea

FACTS & HISTORY: Precious coral, or red coral, is the common name given to a genus of marine corals, Corallium. The distinguishing characteristic of precious corals is their durable and intensely colored red or pink-orange skeleton, which is used for making jewelry or decor.

Most of the coral used since antiquity has been used for ornamental materials. The oldest known finding of red coral dates back to the Mesopotamian civilization, i.e. from about 3000 BC. For a time coral was apparently much more appreciated in India than in Europe.

Precious coral, or red coral, is the common name given to a genus of marine coral Corallium. The distinguishing characteristic of precious corals is their durable and intensely colored red or pink-orange skeleton.