Coral is a semitransparent to opaque form of calcium carbonate. It occurs in a variety of colours including white, pink, orange and black. The rarest, and most expensive, variety is blood coral which has a deep red colour. Another valued variety is called “angel skin”; this is white in colour with a faint tinge of pink or peach.
It was believed that coral could cure madness, give wisdom, stop bleeding, calm storms and prevent sterility. To retain its powers it had to be kept uncut.
Coral is usually cabochon cut (i.e. dome shaped), or carved. It will be damaged by contact with any acid, including vinegar.
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ANTIQUE CHINESE HANDCARVED NATURAL CORAL BEAD & 14K GOLD NECKLACE 25" 106 gms
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Vintage Coral & Mother Of Pearl Single Strand Statement Necklace Double Sided
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Angel Skin Coral Necklace,Graduated, Fancy Sterling Silver Clasp, 84cm, Vintage
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Vintage Czech glass flapper sautoir lariat necklace orange coral brass
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Silver Vintage Navajo Turquoise and Coral Watch Tips In good Condition
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