These are black coral heishi beads that are very evenly cut and are 4 or 5mm in diameter. It is all natural black coral that is very nicely cut and polished, not dyed. Black coral is getting rare and can no longer be imported into the US. They are sold on extra long strands.
- Sold in 25" strands.
- Made in the Philippines.
- Circa 1970's.
Size: 4 & 5mm
Black coral is rare and can no longer be imported into the US, so get it while you can.
You will be surprised by the feel of black coral and how light weight it is. Under magnification or in the raw state you will see thin golden brown rings or markings on its tree like branches. This coral has been polished to remove the rings and to get a beautiful very shiny surface with an even black color.
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