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Red Coral Jewelry at Discount Prices

Updated on March 14, 2011

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Coral jewelry is going to be all the rage this spring and summer! It’s the hot new color, and you’re going to be seeing it everywhere – in coral necklaces, coral pendants, coral rings, coral bracelets, and coral earrings. Sometimes it will be combined with turquoise, gold, silver, or pearls. Any of these items would make a great Valentine's gift!

What is this coral gemstone, anyway? Coral used for making jewelry is called “precious coral.” It ranges in color from bright red, which is often called “fire coral,” to salmon to pale pink. The precious coral is actually the exoskeletons of marine corals. Coral gemstones are most often made from the species Corallium rubrum, although others are sometimes used.

In its natural form, coral has a matte finish, but it can be polished to an intense shine. Man has been fascinated with its beauty for eons. It’s even been found in ancient Egyptian burial sites, and several ancient cultures believed the coral held mystical properties. Over the centuries, coral has been used for good luck in battles, as a charm against evil, as a cure for wounds, and to protect children.

Red coral or fire coral makes several appearances in Greek mythology, as well. The Greeks even offer us a story that explains the origin of red coral: When Perseus cut off Medusa’s head, her blood drained into the sea and turned the seaweed into red coral. Also, Poseidon, god of the sea, had an underwater palace made of red coral. In another tale, we learn that the craftsman of the gods, Hephaestus, often fashioned articles from red coral.

Of course, most people today don’t wear coral because of its supposed magical properties. We like because it’s a natural substance, because it’s relatively rare, and because it’s beautiful! My favorites are the chunky coral nuggets!

If you’re an avid jewelry shopper, you know that authentic coral jewelry can be very expensive. Of course, imitation coral jewelry and beads are pretty cheap, but they’re not the same quality as the real thing.

Natural stone jewelry made with coral stones can be found online. Selections include turquoise coral jewelry, red coral jewelry, pink coral jewelry, coral silver jewelry, gold coral jewelry, coral silver jewelry, and carved coral jewelry. You’ll find just about anything you’re looking for. Best of all, the prices are much lower than you’ll find in a typical boutique or high-end department store. If you're shopping for Valentine's Day gifts, hurry!

Check out the selections below. You can see lots more coral jewelry by clicking on the products pictured.

For more great jewelry, click on the articles below the fire coral jewelry.

Red coral jewelry is great for Valentine's Day!
Red coral jewelry is great for Valentine's Day!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      I love it but, unfortunately, you can't wear jewellery any more because of those idiots. In England nobody dares doing it and yet it made you look specially nice. Damm those burses. They really have such a power.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Huh? Why can't you wear it??

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Nice looking jewelry.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Lovely colours

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading, Sandy. I love the red coral jewelry!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Eth. Isn't the fire coral jewelry an amazing color? Thanks for reading!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      coral jewelries are very nice habee, there are lots in the Philippines but of course online too.

      Thanks, Maita

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Habee, Wonderful! Great presentation! I learned some interesting things about coral... Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      wow.. I never knew they made coral jewelry! Thanks, Habee!

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      Sage Williams 7 years ago

      I have always loved coral jewelry, nice hub.

      Sage

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      Madison 7 years ago from NYC

      Hi Habee, Lovely jewelry! They sure make great gifts. Thanks for the sharing!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Maita. I'll bet there's some great red coral jewelry there!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks you for reading, Deb!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Yep, Chris, and it's one of my favorites - especially the red coral!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Madison. I sure wouldn't turn any down!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Me, too, Sage. wonder why it's making such a comeback now?

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      Priscilla Chan 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      I love the natural beauty of the coral. I only like the ones which is in natural form and not polish. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, habee.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I like those best, too, tim-tim - the branch coral. Thanks for reading!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I think Coral jewelry is beautiful. And woman looks pretty when she wearing this jewelry. thanks

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Prasetio. I agree!

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      thecelt 7 years ago

      I have to admit that this is the first time I have seen red coral jewelry and I really like it.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Celt! Thanks for stopping by.

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      lavanraj 5 years ago

      does corals have resale value ?????

      is it rated by the method of carats....or per stone rate????

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