Coral French Hook Earrings
Coral French Hook Earrings
The origin of precious or red coral is explained by Greek Mythology through the story of Perseus. After Perseus petrified Cetus, which was the sea monster threatening Andromeda, he placed Medusa's head on a riverbank, and then washed his hands. When Perseus leaned over to retrieve the head, he noticed that her blood had turned the seaweed into red coral, whereby the Greek word for coral became 'Gorgeia', as Medusa was one of the three Gorgons. Greek Mythology also concludes that Hephaestus first crafted his work from coral, and Poseidon resided in his palace made of gems and coral.
In ancient Roman times, the Romans believed coral would protect their children from being harmed, cured the wounds inflicted by scorpions and snakes, and could diagnose diseases by changing different colors. The first trading of coral between the Mediterranean and India was recorded in the first century A.D.
Formed in sub tropical waters, coral excels in a narrow temperature range of 13 to 16 degrees centigrade. It can be found on the African coasts, Japan, Australia, Mediterranean coasts, Malaysia, and the West Indies. The highest quality of coral comes from the Mediterranean Sea, particularly off the coasts of Algeria and Tunisia. A black coral growth that is believed to be conchiolin, which hardens on exposure to air, has been farmed off the island coasts of Hawaii. Natural Bamboo Coral is primarily gray in color and is porous; therefore, it readily takes dye and is usually colored either pink or red.
The color of coral ranges from white to red. It tends to grow in branches that look somewhat like underwater trees. Coral jewelry is made and worn in many parts of the world; however most coral is farmed in the Mediterranean Sea or in the Pacific. The most valuable colors of coral are red, black, and pink coral, which is known as angel skin coral. Coral stones and gold metal is among the most ancient of gem materials, and coral jewelry has been made from these materials in many parts of the world. People have used coral for adornment and jewelry, such as coral French hook earrings, since prehistoric times. Coral jewelry and coral inlays date back to the Iron Age. Coral also has a history of religious significance.
The Tibetan Lamas used coral rosaries because Coral is one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures. Coral earrings and Coral Jewelry like coral bracelets, coral necklaces, and coral rings worn against the skin or touching it, was thought to be a powerful talisman that could protect from evil spirits, stop bleeding, and ward off hurricanes. To clean your Coral jewelry, such as a pair of coral French hook earrings or coral earrings, simply wipe it gently with a moist soft cloth. Coral is much softer than other gem materials or gemstones and has a hardness of only 3.5. It must be stored carefully to avoid scratches. Coral, such as the coral found in the coral French hook earrings, is porous so it's important to keep it away from chemicals.
We feature a wide variety of Coral French Hook earrings, Inlaid Coral French Hook earrings, Coral Sterling Silver French Hook earrings, Coral 14K Gold earrings, Silver Coral French Hook earrings, 14K Gold Coral French Hook earrings, and Multi Stone French Hook earrings with Coral.