|Coral is among the most ancient of gem materials, used for adornment since prehistoric times. Coral inlays and ornaments have been found in Celtic tombs from the Iron Age. It’s also the height of fashion today; its bold tones, so flattering against the skin, add a modern shot of strong colour that adds drama to everything you wear.
A soft and porous gem, coral scratches and abrades easily and chlorine, alcohol, ammonia, nail polish remover, and other chemicals can damage it. Remove coral rings when washing and moisturizing your hands.
|Pale pink to orange to black
||A truly organic gem, harvested from the sea. Coral is a soft stone, measuring 3.0 – 4.0 on the Mohs scale of hardness.