Coral is a semi-precious gemstone which occurs in several colors including red, black, white, and pink. It is best described as the fossil remains of the coral marine animal. It grew in branches that look like underwater trees.
Coral jewellery has been used for adornment since prehistoric times. Coral inlays and coral jewelry have been found from the Iron Age. Coral also has a history of religious significance. Coral is one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures, and coral, when worn touching against the skin, was long thought to be a powerful talisman that could stop bleeding, protect from evil spirits, and ward off bad weather.
- Set in sterling silver.
- Fossil with setting: 31 mm x 18 mm x 4 mm
- Hook length: 43mm
- Features genuine fossil.
- Dangle earring.
- This item includes an information card about the fossil.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
This fossil requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as shampoos or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the stone itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.