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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Natural salmon coral graduated bead strand antique necklace
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Vintage Jewellery Lot Barcs, Arcansas 9 CT Gold Sterling
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Vintage Sterling Silver Jewellery lot
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Stunning ORIGINAL 1940's vintage DEADSTOCK white branch CORAL necklaces tags!
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Beautiful Vintage Red Coral Necklace, 50cm, (152)
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