Coral - since ancient times it has been considered a talisman against the evil eye. And what is coral? How is it formed?
Corals form reefs, atolls, and coral shoals in tropical seas with bizarrely branching bushes - colonies of polyps. The whole territory has a skeleton of the same, as a rule, monochrome color. Its shades vary from settlement to colony, from pale pink to dark red, only sometimes corals have white or pale pink spots.
In trade, Italian names of corals are practiced, determined by color:
Bianco - white;
Pelle D'Angelo (angel skin) - pale flesh pink,
Rose pallid - pale pink,
Rose Vivo - bright pink,
Secondo - coloro - orange-pink,
Rosso - red,
Rosso-scuro - dark red,
Arciscuro carbonate (the color of bull's blood) is very dark red.
Color is the main cost factor for coral. The most expensive coral is bright red, followed by orange, pink, white, and black. Most experts consider the intensity and uniformity of color to be essential factors.
Corals are often tinted to enhance the color. To determine the presence of paint, use a drop of nail polish solvent on a cotton swab and swipe it over the bottom of the coral. If the cotton swab is stained, then the coral is tinted.
Another cost factor of coral is purity. The material must be homogeneous, have no spots, cracks, inclusions, cavities of any type.
For the production of beads, both the base of coral bushes and thin twigs are used. Beads made of slender twigs are called needle beads on the international market. Although they look very stylish, round coral beads are the most expensive. Their price varies depending on the color and size.
Glass and ceramics are used to simulate coral. The easiest way to distinguish a fake is with a drop of hydrochloric acid: coral, a carbonate, will sizzle.
The ancient Greeks considered coral a symbol of immortality and happiness. In the Middle Ages, it was believed that he bestowed wisdom and youth.
Due to its remarkable properties, coral helps to remove high emotional intensity and lower negative emotional manifestations: hatred, anger, and envy due to its unique properties. Coral heals sadness. Among psychics, it is considered the best remedy for the evil eye.
For coral to indeed manifest its power, it cannot be processed. That is, it should be worn in a natural, uncut state.
Beautiful coral color combined with white round pearls and faceted blue aquamarines on leggings, kimonos, shorts. Or a monochrome coral bag with elegant pearls in the new collection.