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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.

 

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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