Organic natural color Apple Coral large 17mm tapering to 5mm Graduated Disc 16 Inch Bead Strands Temporarily Strung Designer Jewelry Making Beading Supplies AC-13016. Beautiful even cut strands ranging in size from 17mm in the center to 5mm at the ends with a thickness range of 3mm (with some variance) for a smooth graduated strand. Beautiful range of color in muted Orange tones complimenting various shades of Spiny Oyster and perfect for coordinating Turquoise, Lapis and all your favorite Southwestern designs as well as Seashore, Beach and Island Jewelry Designs.
We have not listed these strands separately but have included an image above of multiple strands for your consideration. As you can see, there is no significant difference in coloring or matrix to warrant individual images. Temporarily Strung Jewelry Making Supplies. This Coral is a natural color, no dye and is a perfect compliment to Southwestern Design coordinating with various colors of Spiny Oyster. It is a sponge coral, also known as Apple Coral and it comes from the South China Sea, from an island off Vietnam. It is a fast growing coral, not an endangered species. The fishermen pull it up in their nets.
There are various grades of Apple Coral (just as in Freshwater Pearls or any other Gemstones) and these would be considered a grade A for natural color and even tone. Apple Coral can range from these muted Orange tones to a pale tone almost bone color with various shades in between. Often this material particularly the less saturated colors are dyed to obtain the Coral Red and these would be considered a lower grade strand. This muted orange Apple Coral has become a staple for Native American and Southwestern Bead Jewelry Designers for its close match to Red Orange Spiny Oyster Shell.