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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AntiqueVintage Coral Necklace and clip on earrings in v good condition
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Polished stone bead mother of pearl Coral Chip Earrings Necklace Jewellery set
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VINTAGE GENUINE ITALIAN SARDINIA PARTLY BRANCH CORAL NECKLACE
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Vienna Art Nouveau Austrian Hungary Empire 14k Solid Yellow Gold Coral Earrings
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Vintage Old Pawn Navajo Men’s Turquoise & Coral Eagle Ring
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