Beautiful natural black coral stick or branch beads sold in smaller packs. It is all natural black coral that is cut at an angle. All the ends are slanted and the beads drilled through the middle. Nicely polished, and not dyed.
- Size: ½ to 1 inch long
4-5mm in diameter
- Sold in packs of 6 beads
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
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