These are strands of all natural Black Coral beads, in an oval tube shape. The vintage beads are tapered on the ends. They are hand cut so vary slightly in size and shape. They are beautiful AA quality coral beads that all have been polished to an extra high gloss.
- Size: 8 x 6mm
- Black coral is rare and can no longer be imported into the US, so get it while you can.
- Sold on 16" strands
- Circa 1970's
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. In the 1950's Hawaiian black coral was found at extreme depths exceeding 175 feet. It has long been a Hawaiian favorite gemstone. Once abundant in the Persian Gulf area and other oceans, but that has been exhausted. AA quality
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