Old stock natural polished red Italian Mediterranean coral branch beads. 7-11mm. 13 gr. b4-cor419
vintage natural polished red Italian Mediterranean coral branch beads
All natural untreated red Italian coral. A medium red with small patches of white variegation. Polished branch coral beads ranging from 7 to 11 mm in length. Some beads are drilled lengthwise, some side drilled . These beads will make an approximate 10 inch strand. 13 grams.
Due to over-harvesting of Mediterranean coral these beads are now extremely rare. These beads were acquired from a dealer's estate and were originally purchased in the 1960s-1970s when natural Italian Mediterranean coral was more plentiful.