Beautiful natural black coral drop or branch beads sold in pairs. It is all natural black coral that is drilled vertically. The top is flat and they are tapered to a rounded end, like an elongated tear drop. Hand cut and shaped beads that are nicely polished, and not dyed.
- Size: 1 inch long
6 -8mm in diameter
- Sold in pairs (2)
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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