We use the calcified
skeletons of coral in jewellery. The polyps which form these ranging,
branch-like structures live in crevices and cracks in rocks and
secrete a calcite substance through their bases.
most valuable colour is the dark red colour, but coral also comes in
pink, white, black and blue (the latter two being virtually
mainly on the coasts of the Western Mediterranean, the
Bay of Biscay, Canary Isles, and Japan, as well as northern Australia
and in the Red Sea, coral is harvested in a wide-meshed, weighted net
that is dragged across the sea bed, a method that destroys a lot of
is said to aid fertility, strength and longevity. It is also reputed
to help with colds and fever.
keep a reasonable range of coral in stock starting from 2mm round.
This is a natural resource and some sizes and colours can be difficult
to source. Please phone or e-mail with your inquiry.