Coral Jewelry

Southwest Coral Jewelry for Sale

Our Southwest Coral Jewelry section features multiple types of Jewelry hand made with coral. The Coral in our Jewelry could be of many 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 Jewelry was 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 coral 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 Coral jewelry 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.

Native Americans have been handcrafting jewelry since they first drew inspiration from their natural surroundings and transformed shell and stone into wearable jewelry. Some of the oldest discovered pieces date from over 10,000 years ago. The skilled artisans at Alltribes continue the age-old tradition and create captivating works of art that will surpass your expectations!

Alltribes is one of the rare workshops that you can actually come in and visit, and see Native Americans creating extraordinary pieces of jewelry. We are conveniently located near Scottsdale, Mesa and Phoenix, AZ in the historic town of Gilbert. Alltribes Native American Art and Jewelry blends ancient history, natural beauty, and unparalleled expertise flawlessly.

Our Jewelry

The design and quality of our Silver and Turquoise jewelry are unmatched and stand far above the rest. Turquoise conveys a special meaning as it has for centuries and in populations across the globe. Turquoise signifies healing, spirit and good fortune. The masterful techniques, our artisans incorporate this semi-precious stone into beautiful and intricate designs, draws customers from around the world.

You can own a piece of Native American artistry without spending a fortune. Alltribes provides deep discounts because we don't purchase our jewelry elsewhere. Our in-house artists and silversmiths create custom pieces without the extra expenses of middlemen, shipping and tariffs.

Our Local History

Gilbert, AZ provides the ideal location for crafting our Native American jewelry. The Navajo and Hopi Indian tribes have inhabited nearby lands for many thousands of years. Their eternal respect for natural beauty and their innate talent shines through in every handcrafted piece of jewelry.

Our dazzling, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise comes from a nearby mine in Globe, AZ. This unique and exceedingly rare turquoise is renowned for its hardness, durability, and gorgeous color. Our artisans preserve the natural beauty of this precious stone, so you can admire its elegance for years to come. A hand buffed polish protects the stones and heightens its natural beauty.

Our Tradition

In addition to Native American jewelry, Alltribes upholds the ancient traditions of Native Americans by offering more than remarkable jewelry. You can also own Hopi Kachina dolls, pueblo pottery, hand-dyed leather belts, dreamcatchers, tomahawks and other Southwestern and Native American artifacts, to beautify your home and your life. It is our pleasure, to help spread knowledge about the Native American culture to the general public.

As part of our continuing effort to inform and inspire, we offer a vast array of in-depth knowledge for those who want to learn more about Native Americans and the Southwest. Our online knowledge center is free for all and includes some of the most interesting and complete information available online.

Alltribes has been serving our valued customers for over 50 years, so you can rest assured that when you have a question or concern, we'll be right here, ready to help. When you purchase something online today, you never know if the company will still be there, next week or next month.

Alltribes' reputation and longstanding experience ensure you get more than just jewelry – you get a wealth of seasoned knowledge and exceptional service…..that you can count on! We consider our customers to be part of our extended family and we're proud to say that our family now spans continents. We'd love to have you join us!

In addition to our local Native American products, we offer distinguished wares, sourced from Native American tribes across the U.S. Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and other Native American artists provide one-of-a-kind items that we proudly offer to you, at direct to you prices!

Alltribes is much more than just a manufacturer, store and knowledge center. We keep a jewelry workshop on site. If you want a custom design, our silversmiths will work with you to turn your dream into reality. Have an idea for something new? Talk with our artisans and discuss how to bring it to fruition. And should your beloved jewelry ever need to be repaired, we help with that, too.

Whether you're a Native American enthusiast, a collector, a designer or simply someone who loves beauty, Alltribes showcases a diverse collection of superior artifacts, sure to satisfy even the most selective customer.