Artisan crafted Graduated Apple Coral Flat Rondelle Heishi Bead 20 Inch Necklace suitable for Men or Women Special Buy Final Sale. We created this handsome necklace utilizing natural Apple Coral with wonderful muted orange coloring accented with deep blue natural Lapis and Navajo crafted stamped Sterling Silver Beads. Beads graduate from 10mm in center to 6mm at ends and is finished with a Navajo Silver smooth seamed bead and Sterling Silver Lobster Clasp. Versatile Apple Coral and Lapis Necklace is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite Native American Pendant, Southwestern slide or worn alone.
We have included a group image showing this Necklace with Optional Pendant which is for display only and not included in this offer but may be purchased separately.
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.
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