Beautiful natural black coral rounds that are graduated on the strand. They are AA quality round coral beads that all have been polished to an extra high gloss. The smallest beads are 6mm and largest are 12mm. These beads are lovely and are ready to be made into a necklace. It is all natural black coral that is very nicely cut and polished, not dyed. Black coral is rare and is no longer imported, so get it while you can.
- Size: 6-12mm - Strands are 16"
- 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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