Vintage Natural Ivory White Sponge Coral, Vintage Pink Angel skin coral, Handmade Oxidized Sterling Silver Ear Wire
Natural vintage ivory white sponge coral beads 1970, Vintage Angel Skin pink coral beads 1970, Handmade Oxidized silver french ear wires
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Vintage 16mm ( approximately 5/8" ) natural sponge coral beads have been beautifully polished and lacquer coated ( much like tiger coral ) to preserve them. These beads have a great natural stippled pattern on them as you can see in the photos and are from a buying trip to Taiwan in the 1980's.They are in excellent condition.
I've topped them with 10mm vintage natural pink angel skin coral beads for a nice subtle contrast and added oxidized silver bead caps both top and bottom for more definition and to coordinate with the handmade oxidized sterling silver ear wires.
Coral is the hard skeleton created by tiny marine organisms known as "coral polyps". Corals live in warm water oceans all over the world,and their habitat has been steadily disappearing because of human water pollution and over fishing.
► Since coral collection and mining was banned worldwide in 1992, it is very difficult to find such beads as these in the bead trade! The U.S also currently has a ban on importing corals .
Next to red (oxblood)and dark orange, angel skin( pink and white ) is the most desired and most valuable.◀
Increasing popularity and decreasing supply has driven up coral prices dramatically in the last few years. Fine quality angel skin coral like this is virtually unobtainable and well polished beads such as these are extremely scarce if even available .
Since coral is an accumulation of the shells of coral polyps it is very rarely free of blemishes and imperfections, such as pits and fine lines. These do not affect the desirability and value of the coral.
These earrings measure approximately 1 1/8" long and have been finished on handmade oxidized sterling silver french ear wires and handmade oxidized sterling silver head pins.
They will arrive in a little box all ready for gift giving.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2020
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $4.00 covers any first class shipment up to 15 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $16.50 for any package weighing from 1-5 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $16.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.
All international orders have contents described as "loose beads" and are flagged as "commercial samples" or " gift" if you prefer to make your life easier when receiving your beads. If you'd like us to mark your order as " gift" instead please let us know!
All our beads are inspected one by one before being shipped. They are individually wrapped to protect them and then put in little plastic ziploc bags.
All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.
If you ever have a problem with a damaged bead or jewelry, don't hesitate to contact us. We are only human, and with so many orders going out on a daily basis, there is always room for error. We will replace your order (assuming we have more in stock), issue you a store credit, or give you a full refund if the item is returned in the same condition as it was shipped within 7 days of receiving your order if you are not fully satisfied. You must notify us as soon as you receive your order if there is a problem.
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Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem
Love my beads! The coloring in the epidote was not as intense as illustrated, but it is certainly a good example of the mineral. The colors in the unakite beads are wonderful. The quality of the carving I would rate as good to excellent.
Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.