Red Coral Pendant Necklace. These necklaces feature Red Coral pendants (securely bezeled) and are unique one-of-a-kind creations. They are stunning on their own or pair them with one of our Red Creek Jasper Gemstone Bracelets or our Red Creek Jasper Chunky Beaded Bracelets for a more complete look. Necklaces are made to withstand outdoor activities and are water-friendly.
Available lengths: 16″, 18″, 20″
PHOTOS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY!
Your jewelry will vary slightly due to the unique nature of shells, pearls, and/or gemstones.
Precious coral, or red coral, the common name given to a genus of marine corals, Corallium. The distinguishing characteristic of precious corals is their durable and intensely colored red or pink-orange skeleton, which is used for making jewelry.
Red corals grow on rocky sea-bottom with low sedimentation, typically in dark environments—either in the depths or in dark caverns or crevices. The original species, C. rubrum (formerly Gorgonia nobilis), is found mainly in the Mediterranean Sea. It grows at depths from 10 to 300 meters below sea level, although the shallower of these habitats have been largely depleted by harvesting. In the underwater caves of Alghero, Sardinia (the “Coral Riviera”) it grows at depth from 4 to 35 meters. The same species is also found at Atlantic sites near the Strait of Gibraltar, at the Cape Verde Islands and off the coast of southern Portugal. Other Corallium species are native to the western Pacific, notably around Japan and Taiwan; these occur at depths of 350 to 1500 meters below sea level in areas with strong currents.
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses and Meaning of Red Coral (opens in a new window)