Delicate Oval Fossil Coral Earrings (WHT-006)
Fossil Coral is an astonishing creation of nature that displays ornate and textured flower or fern-like patterns, but should not be mistaken for the protected and endangered coral reefs from today's modern oceans. The striking patterns are determined by the particular species of coral that became fossilized. These small and delicate oval earrings are a lovely match for Miriam’s Fossil Coral necklaces.
- Earring length (dangle) is approximately one inch.
- Earring stones measure 1/2 x 3/8 inches.
- Earwires are Sterling Silver.
- Sterling Silver accents include a Bali Silver spacer.
Natural Fossil Coral contains fossilized remnants of ancient coral reefs, with no artificial enhancements.This lovely stone is formed when the original ancient coral is gradually replaced with a solution of one or more minerals, such as silica, iron or manganese. The solution hardens into agate (a crystalline quartz), which is why the proper name of the stone is "Agatized Coral" or "Agatized Fossil Coral." The hardened agate maintains the contrast between the original soft tissues and the skeletal remains of the coral. Depending on the assortment of minerals, Fossil Coral can exhibit a wide range of natural colors, including white to gray, creamy beige, red and reddish brown, orange, yellow, purple and pink. Fossil Coral can be found all over the world - anywhere that an ancient ocean existed!