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Coral Jewelry

Our Coral Jewelry section features multiple types of Jewelry hand made with coral. The Coral in our Jewelry could be of may kinds such as; Black Coral, Red or Pink Coral and Bamboo Coral. We have something for everyone!

Coral Jewelry and the Power it Holds

Rare Coral Jewelry Two Sided Needlepoint Necklace
Rare Coral Jewelry Two Sided Needlepoint Necklace

In many ancient cultures Coral Jewelrywas important for its many believed supernatural benefits, including as a ward against accidents and a protective amulet against magic. Coral is also a symbol for the Life Force Energy, and is believed to help bring harmony in your heart. Coral is a soft gem, making it easy to shape and work with, attributes that allowed prehistoric peoples to utilize it for personal ornamentation in various forms of jewelry.

Coral is a popular gem used in jewelry along with turquoise, and with different tones of red can contrast the green and blue tones of turquoise. Cultures located near shallow waters and those cultures that had trade routes have utilized Coral for trade and in their jewelry.

The use of Coral in early jewelry evolved from mere adornment to charms with talismanic properties. Coral was worn on Jewelry often as a talisman to ward off evil spirits, witchcraft, and the devil. Coral is also attributed with providing vitality, physical strength, strengthened marital relationships, wealth, increased sensuality, and provided protection while out to sea. Ancient cultures also used Coral for medicinal purposes to treat ailments of the blood and head, and to strengthen the immune system by supporting the lymph nodes.

Coral grows and is found in salt water depths from 25 to 1000 feet. Increased demand for Coral has led to the near depletion of shallow-water occurring Coral. Though Coral found in shallow waters sees more harvesting, that which occurs in deeper water is of better color and quality. The most desired specimens of the Mediterranean Sea and Sea of Japan are among the nearly depleted supplies. Coral naturally occurs in many colors including white, black, blue, lavender, pink, and many shades of red. While each color has been used in jewelry, it is red Coral that has flourished aesthetically in jewelry. Because the demand outweighs the supply, jewelers have resorted to alternatives; namely dyed sea Bamboo Coral and Sponge Coral. Bamboo coral and sponge Coral are more readily available and lessen not only the stress on the dwindling red Coral supply, but also the cost of materials.

The majority of Coral jewelry on the market today is bamboo coral or sponge Coral that provide the attractive look of Coral without the heavy price. These are attractive substitutions, but there are some notable differences between them and red Coral. Sponge Coral is very porous and is known to have brown patches. It can be stabilized to have a smooth surface, but brown swirls can still be visible. Bamboo Coral is smoother than sponge Coral, but occurs white in nature. It is dyed to achieve the red color. Poor quality Bamboo Cora can lack uniform color, and may appear streaky. Also visible can be black spots a natural occurrence in bamboo Coral.

The use of bamboo or sponge Coral in jewelry is widely accepted, though it is important the Coral be labeled as such.

 

Welcome to Alltribes.com!

  We have been serving the Native American/Southwestern jewelry industry for many years, and we are the online leaders in Native American jewelry.  First time visitors on our website are probably wondering, just who we are, and what has made us so popular.  We are a wholesale dealer, who stands behind our products.  All of our products are genuine, including the Southwestern artifacts that we sell, as well as, our jewelry.  We believe in accurately representing our products. If you have any questions or concerns, whatsoever, please let us know.  We will be happy to clarify them for you.  Alltribes has received terrific reviews from all corners of the world.  We are known, as a trend-setter in the world of both Native American jewelry and fashion jewelry.  We remain committed to getting this information out to every Native American enthusiast out there. These are the principles that we represent.  Alltribes prides itself on its extensive collection of Native American jewelry, Kachina dolls, pottery and artifacts. We have never lost sight of the cultural impact that has been left by the American Southwest. It is especially, seen by the artworks that the Native Americans have left for all of us to view.  The Navajo, Hopi and Zuni tribes tell only a part of the legendary tales that defines the desert.  Alltribes is, also, at the front of the social media revolution. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are just some of the places that you can find high quality pictures, as well as, special discounts and savings on Alltribes’ jewelry.  We have come a long way from the days of yesteryear, when we first started out on our venture.  We can boast that Alltribes has been in the making for about, fifty-plus years. It began when our original owner sold his first two rings for $20.00, and, then, decided to make his mark on the industry by starting our business, Alltribes!  At one time, we had stores in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, but then, the internet came on the scene, and we made the change.  We therefore, converted over to our online stores, and the rest is history.

When you shop at Alltribes, you will find a vast array of jewelry.  We boast the largest collection of turquoise jewelry, which is genuine.  We deal with Sleeping Beauty and Kingman Turquoise, which is native to our area.  We purchase our stones directly from the miners, so that there is no middle man to deal with.  Then too, we also, can offer handmade jewelry pieces that can be made right here in our shop, in Gilbert, Arizona, by Native American Artists/silversmith that can design, customize and create.  We boast the largest selection of turquoise jewelry, silver jewelry and also, other gemstones with many of our designs.  We also, have an exquisite collection of jewelry pieces that includes, inlay rings, dangle earrings, pendants, belt buckles, watches and bolo ties.  Most of these pieces are formed with silver by our silversmith.  Alltribes’ focus is to create fashionable items for all walks of life.  We can create for the conservative or for the bold enthusiast.  We can guarantee that you will find something in the Alltribes’ collections that will help you make that special connection. Southwest and Native American jewelry has experienced a surge in popularity, over the last decade. For further information, please contact us, we will be happy to offer you our expertise and assist you!

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