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Coral Beads (21)

The rich, red, lustrous beauty of Coral Beads has been prized for thousands of years. While precious coral, which is cut and polished from the skeletal remains of deep water sea creatures, is an endangered species, these beads are now also being fashioned from other varieties of coral or are dyed. Red coral beads are believed to have healing properties and are especially popular for traditional Nigerian wedding jewelry. Because we buy beads in volume, the Bead Traders can always offer affordable beads and beading supplies online. Ask one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives if you have any questions, as we are always available and happy to assist you.

6mm Orange Coral plain round beads 15 inch 60 pieces

6mm Orange Coral plain round beads 15 inch 60 pieces

$8.00

Color Treated Orange Coral plain round beads approximate 6mm, 15 inch, 60 pieces.

hot-red-bamboo-coral-beads

hot-red-bamboo-coral-beads

$13.40
$10.00

Length 14 inch, Color Treated | Approx. Bead Size 10x4mm

8mm Dyed Red Sponge Coral plain round beads 15.5 inch 48 pieces

8mm Dyed Red Sponge Coral plain round beads 15.5 inch 48 pieces

$10.00

8mm diameter Dyed Red Sponge Coral plain round beads measure 15.5 inch in length 48 pieces per strand: approximate

Red Bamboo Coral Beads Chips 11x2mm avg, 16" length, 300 pcs

Red Bamboo Coral Beads Chips 11x2mm avg, 16" length, 300 pcs

$16.08
$12.00

Approx. Strand Length 16" | Approx. Bead Size 11x2mm average | Approx. pieces 300

7.5mm Red Coral Plain Cube Beads 48 pieces

7.5mm Red Coral Plain Cube Beads 48 pieces

$15.00

approximate 7.5mm cubes on the strand of 48 pieces

red-bamboo-coral-beads-9-10mm-nuggets

red-bamboo-coral-beads-9-10mm-nuggets

$10.00

Approx. Length 14 inch strand | Approx. Bead Size 9-10mm

13 - 17mm Red Coral barrel Bead 16 inch 38 pieces

13 - 17mm Red Coral barrel Bead 16 inch 38 pieces

$46.90
$35.00

dyed red coral heshi measure approximately 13mm to 17mm in diameter on the 16 inch strand of 38 beads

blue-fossilized-coral-plain-hexagon-focal-bead-1-piece

blue-fossilized-coral-plain-hexagon-focal-bead-1-piece

$15.00
$7.50

2x2 inch, 11mm thick measure for these Blue Fossilized Coral Plain Hexagon Focal Beads sold as one piece, dyed.

27 - 31mm Red Natural Coral Faceted Nuggets 12 pieces

27 - 31mm Red Natural Coral Faceted Nuggets 12 pieces

$67.00
$50.00

varies in approximate size from smallest 27x25mm to largest 31x26mm on the strand of 12 pieces, dyed and faceted

16x11mm Royal Blue Fossil Coral plain rectangles 15.5 inch 25 Beads

16x11mm Royal Blue Fossil Coral plain rectangles 15.5 inch 25 Beads

$25.00

approximate 16x11mm 15.5 inch 25 pcs Color Treated

16x12mm-blue-fossil-coral-plain-rectangle-beads-16-inch-25-pieces

16x12mm-blue-fossil-coral-plain-rectangle-beads-16-inch-25-pieces

$20.00

16x12mm Blue Fossil Coral plain rectangle beads 16 inch 25 pieces

6mm-dyed-red-coral-cube-beads-14inch

6mm-dyed-red-coral-cube-beads-14inch

$13.40
$10.00

Length 14 inch strand Approx. Bead Size 6x6mm

brown-black-fossilized-coral-plain-rectangle-focal-bead-1-piece

brown-black-fossilized-coral-plain-rectangle-focal-bead-1-piece

$15.00

2 x 1.5 inch, 9mm thick measure for these Brown Black Fossilized Coral Plain Rectangle Focal Beads sold as one piece, dyed.

6mm-matte-dyed-pink-coral-plain-round-black-gold-chain-by-the-foot-25-pieces

6mm-matte-dyed-pink-coral-plain-round-black-gold-chain-by-the-foot-25-pieces

$6.00

6mm Matte Dyed Pink Coral plain round Black Gold Chain by the foot 25 pieces

brown-black-fossilized-coral-plain-coin-focal-bead-1-piece

brown-black-fossilized-coral-plain-coin-focal-bead-1-piece

$15.00

2x2 inch, 8mm thick mesaure for these Brown Black Fossilized Coral Plain Coin Focal Beads sold as one piece, dyed.

27x11x8mm-silver-leafed-red-branch-coral-focal-pendant-1-piece

27x11x8mm-silver-leafed-red-branch-coral-focal-pendant-1-piece

$10.00

27x11x8mm Silver Leafed Red Branch Coral Focal Pendant 1 piece, dyed.

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silver-leaf-red-branch-coral-focal-pendant-1-piece-1

$10.00

32x10mm average size Silver Leafed Red Branch Coral Focal Pendant 1 piece, dyed.

silver-leafed-red-branch-coral-focal-pendant-1-piece

silver-leafed-red-branch-coral-focal-pendant-1-piece

$10.00

38x10mm approximate size Silver Leafed Red Branch Coral Focal Pendant 1 piece, dyed.

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silver-leaf-red-branch-coral-focal-pendant-1-piece

$10.00

66x13mm approximate size Silver Leafed Red Branch Coral Focal Pendant 1 piece, dyed.

gold-leaf-red-branch-coral-focal-pendant-1-piece

gold-leaf-red-branch-coral-focal-pendant-1-piece

$10.00

32x11mm average size Gold Leafed Red Branch Coral Focal Pendant sold as one piece, dyed.

gold-leafed-red-branch-coral-focal-pendant-sold-as-1-piece

gold-leafed-red-branch-coral-focal-pendant-sold-as-1-piece

$10.00

60x10mm average size Gold Leafed Red Branch Coral Focal Pendant 1 piece, dyed.


Origins of Precious Coral

Precious coral is made from a species of coral called Corallium rubrum. Unlike the species of coral that form coastal coral reefs, precious coral grows at the dark sea bottom. These creatures are native to the Mediterranean Sea but have become endangered, and the easier to access habitats in the region are drastically over-harvested. Another species, Corallium japonicum, is found in the Pacific around Japan and Taiwan, although they grow at depths greater than 350 meters and the currents are strong in these areas, which makes it difficult to gather coral in these areas.

Red Coral Beads

Dyed coral beads and precious coral feature a vibrant spectrum of colors, which range from pale pink to pinkish orange and dark red. As a matter of fact, the word ‘coral’ is often used to describe an orange red color. Coral beads hold their color well and have been used in jewelry making at least since the ancient Egyptians, and coral was very popular in Victorian times. Chokers made of strings of highly polished coral beads are part of traditional Nigerian wedding attire, and are often part of a matching set with bracelets and earrings.

The Powers of Coral

Various powers have been ascribed to coral over the centuries. Indians and Romans believed it to be an effective protection against the evil eye. Romans gave their children necklaces of coral beads to protect them from danger, and as recently as the early 20th century, women in Italy still wore coral as a cure for infertility. Today, some people  wear red coral beads to  reduce congestion and cleanse, rebuild, and strengthen the bloodstream. Some people believe that coral can slow the aging process.

Get Your Coral Beads From GiveMeMoreBeads

the Bead Traders inspects and hand chooses every bead we sell, and we only deal in the highest quality beads on the market. We won’t sell you any items that we wouldn’t want to purchase ourselves, and after ten years in the bead business, we know what quality looks like.

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