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 Victorian WHITBY JETwith genuine italian carved CORAL bracelet
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New Native American Zuni Silver Turquoise & Coral Flower Round Small Earrings
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New Handmade Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Coral Flower Small Earrings
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Vintage 46cm Red Coral Colour Natural Stone Necklace 8.5 mm Beads Filigree Clasp
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Coral Hand Brooch
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