The origin of the word coral is traced to Greek korllion and Latin coralium probably both derived from the early Hebrew goral meaning "small pebble".
Appearing as solitary forms in the fossil record more than 400 million years ago, corals are extremely ancient animals that evolved into modern reef-building forms over the last 25 million years.
At first, people thought Coral was a plant, so they nicknamed it the "Garden of the Sea"-such a beautiful and fitting appellation for a creature so splendid to the eye.
The creation of a Coral reef is not a quick process. Coral teaches patience. The colony may grow as little as a millimeter in a year. The result is one of nature's most impressive sculptures with no two exactly alike. Likewise, you need to learn how to pace your spiritual growth in such a way you can internalize and apply it, creating inner beauty.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CORAL:
As coral is a comparatively soft gem material (its hardness is 3 to 4 on the Mohs scale) you'll want to keep it in its own cloth pouch so that harder gemstones won't scratch it. Chlorine, alcohol, ammonia, nail polish remover, and other household chemicals can damage the gemstone. Avoid exposing coral pieces to extreme temperatures. NEVER use an ultrasonic cleaner or steam cleaner. Instead, clean coral with a soft cloth and briefly rinse (do not soak it) in warm, soapy water.
This listing includes 1 strand per order*
Color: Orangy Red
Cut: Oval Polished
Stone Size (mm):
Treatment: Stabilized color & Quality
Special considerations: Please note the strands are unfinished and ready for customization.
*All gemstone information guaranteed by our staff GIA Graduate Gemologist.
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