Monday, October 6, 2008

Red Sponge Coral

I've recently been using this a lot in my designs and I thought I'd share a little about this beautiful, vibrant stone. It reminds me of paprika.

Sponge coral is actually its trade name... it's real name is melithaea ochracea (see why they just call it sponge coral??)

Sponge coral really has nothing to do with sponges. It just looks like a sponge.
Other than shells and animal teeth, coral was one of the earliest materials used in jewelry.
Neolithic amulets in red coral found in digs in Switzerland date back to 8000 BCE.

Why wear it??

Sponge coral promotes a childlike, fun mood.
Coral helps restore harmony in the event of emotional conflict.

It works against nutritional deficiencies, depression and lethargy.

Mystical power: Coral is said to cure madness and give wisdom. It excites nerve power, brilliancy and gladness and is a true health-giver.
You'll find these (pictured) and many other designs in my online shop - which can be found here.
Or just click on a photo to be taken to that item.


SillyLittleLady said...

gorgeous wonderful colors :)

D'Elle Juwelen said...

This is such a great way to inform your customers and even I (making jewelry for 3 years) really enjoyed it. Those are beautiful pieces too.

La Alicia said...

beautiful color and lovely jewelry!