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.

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.