A set of rare vintage natural black coral disk beads. They are lightly polished, leaving the growth rings and grain visible. They are nicely graduated and hand cut. The beads are drilled, so they will make a lovely necklace.
- The largest bead is 16mm and the smallest is 10mm.
- Circa 1970's.
- This is the only set available.
Size: 10 - 16mm
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. 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
We are coral specialists and have much more coral for sale.
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