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Coral or red coral (also called precious coral) is a biogenic stone, which means it comes from a living organism. Only a small part of a coral skeleton is used to make jewelry, and only one or two varieties are used. The type of coral used for making beaded jewelry has a distinctive pink or red color. In its natural form, red coral has a matte look, although polishing brings out the color. Coral jewelry has a long tradition in human history, dating back at least to ancient Egypt.
Most coral beads on the market today, including what you see here, are dyed to enhance color and uniformity. Coral jewelry needs to be treated gently, as it is very porous and can easily be damaged or scratched.
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What You're Saying About our Coral Beads
Red coral round beads
Beautiful red coloring and consistent in size. Great for accenting a bead woven piece.
- Vanessa from Royal
I bought these coral beads to go with some
. They make a stunning combination.
- Lyman Latham from GA
Auntie's has the best quality of coral anywhere. I have bought several coral strands from them and the coloring is deep and consistent. The strands don't have those misdrilled holes like other places.
- Lori MAHAN from Roswell
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