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handmade bracelet

chinese lantern

£46.00

handmade bracelet

chinese lantern

£46.00

This noteworthy bracelet composed of bright Red Coral beads in the company of white bones and grey shell beads. The bracelet injected with some glitz of sterling silver components, measures 22cm in total length. Please note size indicates stringing circumference, not inner circumference which is dictated by the size of the stones (hence fits 16-18cm wrist).

CORAL - is an organic gemstone.(Most gemstones are formed from inorganic substances, but a number of gemstones are from organic sources, that is from living things, either plants or animal). Coral is the "skeleton" formed by the individual polyps, plant-like animals, which live in colonies under the ocean. Coral can be found all over the world, but the bulk of coral used in jewellery making has always come from the waters off Sardinia and the coast of Sicily, in Mediterranean. Coral beads have been found in Egyptian graves going back 4000BC.

SHELL PEARL - also known as mother of pearl bead, is laboratory made by shaping a piece of oyster shell. The raw material for the base of the pearl is the sea shell, which is coated and polished to the final shape of the pearl. In order to produce a good quality pearl a key ingredient is what we call “a mother of pearl”, also known as Nacre. This element adds weight, value and durability.  The manual production of the shell pearl enables the manufacturer to determine the shape, size, and colour, thus making the final result seem perfect. Shell pearls are not made of wax, plastic, glass, fish scales, or other inexpensive materials commonly used to make.