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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.

6mm Pink Coral plain round beads 15 inch 60 pieces

6mm Pink Coral plain round beads 15 inch 60 pieces

$8.00

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

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

8x5-8x6mm Red Coral plain heshi 16 inch 58 Beads

8x5-8x6mm Red Coral plain heshi 16 inch 58 Beads

$15.00

approximate 8x5-8x6mm 16 inch 58 pcs Color Treated

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 Heshi Bead 16 inch 38 pieces

13 - 17mm Red Coral Heshi 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

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

10 - 13mm Orangy Red Coral Rondelle Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

10 - 13mm Orangy Red Coral Rondelle Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

$30.00

dyed red coral rondelles measure approximately 10x6mm - 13x10mm in size on the 14 inch strand of 45 beads

7.5mm Red Coral Plain Cube Beads 54 pieces

7.5mm Red Coral Plain Cube Beads 54 pieces

$20.10
$15.00

approximate 7.5mm cubes on the strand of 54 pieces

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

12 - 15mm Red Coral Heshi Bead Strand 15 inch 37 pieces

12 - 15mm Red Coral Heshi Bead Strand 15 inch 37 pieces

$40.20
$30.00

dyed red coral heshi measure approximately 12mm to 15mm in diameter on the 16 inch strand of 37 beads

13 - 15mm Red Coral Heshi Beads 15 inch 35 pieces

13 - 15mm Red Coral Heshi Beads 15 inch 35 pieces

$46.90
$35.00

dyed red coral heshi measure approximately 13mm to 15mm in diameter on the 15 inch strand of 35 beads

27 - 31mm Red Natural Coral Faceted Nuggets 13 pieces

27 - 31mm Red Natural Coral Faceted Nuggets 13 pieces

$67.00
$50.00

varies in approximate size from smallest 27x25mm to largest 31x26mm on the strand of 13 pieces, dyed and faceted

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, 14 inch

6mm Dyed Red Coral Cube Beads, 14 inch

$13.40
$10.00

Length 14 inch strand Approx. Bead Size 6x6mm

Light Red Branch Coral Tube Bead Lot of 2 strands 110 pieces

Light Red Branch Coral Tube Bead Lot of 2 strands 110 pieces

$60.30
$45.00

dyed light red straight drilled branch coral tubes measure approximately smallest 6x7mm up to largest 10x10mm for the 110 beads

8-11mm Heshi and 7-16mm Branch Coral Lot of 3 Strands 184 pieces

8-11mm Heshi and 7-16mm Branch Coral Lot of 3 Strands 184 pieces

$60.30
$45.00

dyed coral measure approximately 8x4-11x5mm Heshi and 7x6-16x7mm Branch on the set of three strands 184 beads total


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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