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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Vintage Lovely Coral Colour Celluloid? Old plastic Flower BROOCH Missing 2 beads
on November 13, 2019 at 3:58 am
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Vintage Tribal Turquoise & Coral Multi Strand Necklace
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Vintage Gold Tone & Howlite Coral Gemstone Necklace
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Vintage Brass Tone Coral & Turquoise Gemstone Tear Drop Earrings
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ART DECO ITALIAN ORANGE CORAL GENUINE PEARL EARRINGS IN ROLLED ROSE GOLD CHAIN
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