Exceptional Fossil Coral Earrings with Striking Patterns (WHT-004)
These striking patterns on these delicate rectangular earrings are a lovely match for Miriam’s Fossil Coral necklaces. The natural patterns were determined by Mother Nature and the particular species of coral that became fossilized.
- Earring length (dangle) is approximately one inch.
- Earring stones measure 5/8 x 1/2 inches.
- Earwires are Sterling Silver.
- Sterling Silver accents include a Bali Silver spacer.
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. 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