Beautiful natural black coral sticks alternating with long and short beads in a collar style. The strand is already graduated and is ready to be made into a necklace. Black coral is getting hard to find and import, so get it while you can. Sold on 16" strands. Vintage They are beautiful AA quality coral beads that all have been polished to an extra high gloss. It is all natural black coral that is very nicely cut and polished, not dyed.
Sold on 16" strands.
Size: 1½ inches (longest branches)
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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