Fossil Coral~The Ultimate Sophisticated Necklace! (WHT-003)
A Sophisticated Statement in Fossil Coral is how Miriam describes this elegant necklace.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. Even the clasp is elegant, with its graceful waves Sterling Silver.
Miriam loves the subtle tones of amber, taupe, and creamy beige, with a a touch of soft gray—colors that go with any color outfit, and can be worn from day into evening. Sold separately are earring styles with stones carefully chosen to match the necklace.
- Full length of the necklace is 17-inches including the Sterling Silver clasp.
- The Necklace is composed of seven 0.75-inch round focal stones and ten 5/8 x 1/2-inch rectangular stones.
- All accent beads are Sterling Silver, including the Bali Silver spacers.
Natural Fossil Coral contains fossilized remnants of ancient coral reefs, with no artificial enhancements. The striking patterns are determined by the particular species of coral that became fossilized. 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!