These are black coral heishi beads that are very evenly cut and are 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.
- Sold in 25" strands.
- Made in the Philippines.
- Circa 1970's.
Black coral is rare and can no longer be imported into the US, so get it while you can.
Sold on 16" strands.
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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