Red Coral, also known as precious coral, is a specific genesis of coral (Corallium) often used to make jewelry. It grows on rocky, Mediterranean seafloors in areas of very low light, typically at depths between 30 and 1000 feet. There are other species found in the waters surrounding Japan and Taiwan, often at depths down to 4900 feet with strong currents. They get their red color from carotenoid pigments. These are what also give color to animals and plates such as flamingos, lobsters, carrots, pumpkins, corn, and many other species. This stone was particularly popular as a gemstone during the Victorian age.
Size: 2.4 in.
Weight: 1.5 oz
Location: Coast of Italy (Mediterranean Sea)
You will receive the coral specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.