sponge coral polished cabochon mounted in a sterling silver setting as a ladies pendantSponge Coral Pendant | Stone Mania
sponge coral polished cabochon mounted in a sterling silver setting as a ladies pendant
sponge coral polished cabochon mounted in a sterling silver setting as a ladies pendant
sponge coral polished cabochon mounted in a sterling silver setting as a ladies pendant

Sponge Coral Pendant

Price: £46.99
Product Code: SPCPN

 

 

 

Sponge Coral Pendant

 

 

Sponge coral pendant an unmistakable rich orange coloured gemstone that's rarely seen in items of jewellery.  This eye-catching ladies pendant has been crafted by hand in a fine  sterling silver setting

Correctly known as melithaea ochracea, sponge coral is a coral not a sponge but unlike many other species of coral, it's not endangered hence may be freely traded.  It comes primarily from the South China Sea and is light weight but also relatively soft hence must be handled with care.  On Mohs scale of mineral hardness sponge coral grades 3½ - 4

A brightly coloured gemstone with subtle markings, sponge coral is usually stabilised because its natural tree-like structure is full of tiny holes which have been created by polyps.  This process involves filling the holes with a resin or other material which then prevents the natural material from eroding or crumbling.  The process may also be used to strengthen or repair certain rocks and minerals so they can be used for other purposes.

This colourful sponge coral pendant is an ideal accessory for the summer months and certainly won't go unnoticed.   

Weight (grams) : 22.1
Size (cms) : 4.9 x 3 x 0.7

 

 

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