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Coral Jewelry

Some of the most beautiful and precious pieces of jewelry are made from coral that is adorned to gold, silver, or other precious metals and mated with diamonds, pearls, emeralds, or other gemstones.

Like many other gemstones made from rock or organic material, coral comes in many beautiful hues including blue, red, yellow, black, white, orange, and pink. The color may be natural or dyed.

Unlike diamonds, emerald, rubies, and sapphires, coral has no cleavage, just a smooth brilliant surface when sanded and polished.

Although coral has a dull disposition when it is harvested from the sea, once the soft outer part is removed and the hard skeletal remains are sorted, cleaned, sanded, and polished, it takes on a smooth, shiny luster.


Coral is skeleton like formation that is formed under water by the secretion of calcium carbonate from tiny marine animal (polyps) over long periods of time.

There are many species of coral, including jellyfish and sea anemones, but only certain ones with hard internal skeletal structures are used to make jewelry.

Coral jewelry was once valued along with other gemstones but lost some of it's importance, but in recent years, it has made a comeback.

Today, coral is a prized commodity in the manufacture of fine jewelry because of it's eye appeal and it's ability to function as a precious gemstone.

 

 

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