Natural Red Coral (Agate)Ring! Large Red Coral set in sterling silver. Exquisite. Size 9 with a wider band.
I acquire the rough bone and cut, shape and polish it myself. I design and make the setting (typically in Sterling Silver).
Fossil coral is a natural gemstone that is created when prehistoric coral is gradually replaced with agate. Corals are marine animals and it is their skeletons that are fossilized and preserved. … Fossil coral is also much harder than precious coral.
The oldest coral fossils are over 500 million years old. The earliest forms were different from those we see today and they died out 225 million years ago. Modern corals are still common in tropical oceans. These are solitary corals from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.The oldest coral fossils are over 500 million years old. The earliest forms were different from those we see today and they died out 225 million years ago. Modern corals are still common in tropical oceans. These are solitary corals from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
Fossil coral is a natural stone that is formed when ancient coral is gradually replaced with agate. The proper name for this material is agatized coral or agatized fossil coral. The fossilized coral typically appears as small flower-like patterns in the stone.
Agatized fossil coral can exhibit a wide range of natural colors, ranging from white and pink to brown, gray, black, yellow and red. Coral gemstones may vary widely depending on weathering, oxidation and the original mineral content.
Corals are among the most colorful animals in the sea. Most corals live in warm, shallow, tropical seas and feed on plankton. The oldest fossil corals are from the Ordovican period, which began over 450 million years ago. Corals are marine animals with a sac-like body, a mouth, tentacles and a skeleton. It is the skeleton that survives in the fossil record. Corals may be solitary or form large colonies.
Metaphysically: One powerful benefit of the Red Coral is its impact on the mental health. Since it is a robust gemstone it helps in overcoming symptoms of listlessness and mental depression. It gives energy, vigour and hope. The red coral also imparts courage and helps in overcoming fear and nervousness.
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