Fire Engine Red Coral Beads-3mm, 5.5mm or 6mm

Product Code: ga1445

Availability:In stock


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Price is per 15-inch string of these unusual red coral beads. Choose size from Size Button.

3mm-137 beads in a string

5.5mm- 70 beads in a string

6mm-about 70 beads in a string

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 colour 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 jewellery Corallium rubrum and Corallium japonicum.

These beads are a beautiful quality, polished.  As with all red coral these days - they are dyed.