NOTE: The actual item is not exactly the same as the picture.If this is a problem please email before ordering.
Coral is known to be used as a gem since prehistoric times. Has a history of religious meaning and is one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures. Coral was long thought to be a strong talisman against bleeding, evil spirits, and hurricanes. Its color ranges from white to red. It grows in branches that look like underwater trees. Most coral is found in the Mediterranean Sea or in the Pacific off Japan and Taiwan.
When you say the word coral, most people think of the coral reefs in the South Pacific like the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. However, these coral reefs are formed by a different species than the coral traditionally used in jewelry Corallium rubrum and Corallium japonicum. As with almost all red coral these days – this is real coral dyed red.
This unusual necklace has been hand-crafted in Southern China using 8mm beads of red coral. Size: Hangs about 8 inches - 16 inches open. Un-screws to fit.
Wear the power of red! Slightly darker than on the picture.