Hand Crafted 18K Gold Pendants set with Dark red Sardinian Coral
(Corallium Rubrum) Cabochons and Diamonds
This finely crafted pendant is made of 5 cabochon of precious quality
natural, untreated coral from the Mediterranean Sea (Sardegna) that
offers unique light refraction like none other. The cabochon are set with
a heavy hand made 18K gold mount enhanced by a central flower set
with diamonds. The coral is absolutely gorgeous and the color is very
uniform and would be classified as *Dark Color* - color tone absolutely the
most precious and expensive in the range of red.
Measures: 70 mm by 40 mm.
Weight: 25,7 grams
There will be no more of this precious coral from the depths of the
Mediterranean. Warm water South Sea coral just cannot compare and remains quite
inferior and inexpensive, and I believe this will continue. It is less dense
(more porous) and most often dyed. Warmer water precipitates faster growth than
the cold waters of the Mediterranean Sea with an annual growth rate of 1mm.
Coral harvesting bans have been in place for over 30 years with no new stock
available. With increasing demand and limited availability, Precious quality
coral is an investment that you can wear and enjoy while its value increases.
We guarantee all our coral jewelry to be the finest quality Mediterranean
coral. Do not be fooled by Tibetan, South Sea, or other lower grades of coral.
Coral, like all gemstones, comes in many different qualities
The pendant comes with a certificate (issued by a qualified appraiser)
attesting it is natural Corallium Rubrum, a species not protected by CITES
convention. Therefore shipping is available worldwide