I haven’t posted in a month, I need my time to figure it out what kind of jewelry I want to make, but a totally unexpected message by a friend made me work again. She hadn’t worn jewelry in years, 15-20, so it was an awesome feeling to hear that my creations had provoked a wish into her to wear some. Her name is Diana and I really hope that she likes the set and the red coral will spice up her life.
Precious coral or red coral is the common name given to Corallium rubrum and several related species of marine coral. The distinguishing characteristic of precious corals is their durable and intensely colored red or pink skeleton, which is used for making jewelry. Red Coral is usually found in the Mediterranean sea, although it has been found around Japan and Taiwan, and in the Atlantic Ocean near the Cape Verde Islands. Red Coral is very precious and has been popular for centuries, even the ancient Egyptians have been found wearing coral in their tombs. Coral was thought to be a protecting stone that would ward off evil spirits.
The hard skeleton of red coral branches is naturally matte, but can be polished to a glassy shine. It exhibits a range of warm reddish pink colors from pale pink to deep red; the word coral is also used to name such colors. Owing to its intense and permanent coloration and glossiness, precious coral skeletons have been harvested since antiquity for decorative use.
Coral symbolizes life and blood force energy. The person who wears red coral gems will get inner strength and piece of mind as it has organic connection to earth. This gem is a symbol of joy, prosperity, protection and abundance. The main advantage is wearer of this gem will get mental stability which helps to withstand against any problems.