Coral & CorsicaANCESTRAl art
In Corsican tradition, coral has the power to resist the malevolent forces of the ‘Evil Eye’, cast by a malicious person. Babies being the most vulnerable, a red coral “amulet” the shape of a closed fist, is given at birth to protect them.
We work coral avoiding waste and in line with an ethical and responsible charter that we have created with our partners.
Tradition in the service of the environment is also possible!
Corals used in jewellery are available in colors such as, pink, red and orange.
For early Christians, red was symbolic for the blood of Christ. Red Coral is said to absorb negativity and build friendships.
It is said to invoke passion, enthusiasm and optimism in the wearer and encourage romantic love, vigor, and dynamism.
Especially in Ancient China, pink coral is thought to enhance ones wealth and good fortunes and believed to be a powerful gemstone. Ancient burial excavations have uncovered pink coral jewelry buried with powerful or wealthy people.
“Angels skin” is a pink coral which is almost translucent white in nature. Which makes Angels skin very rare and very expensive. Discover some of our jewelry in angels skin coral.
As for romance, it is always good to have if you want to meet someone.
Handcrafted to perfection.
Molding coral into pieces of artful jewelry is mastered by a true craftsman,
which is not easy to acquire and even harder to find.
Red Coral, in nature, is covered by a thick bark called Cenosarco, which is brushed off under cold running water.
The artisan precisely measures and cuts the coral into geometric forms which will be hand carved into jewelry.
His preferred tools of the trade are saws, precision drills, and abrasive pads for forming into shapes.
The manufacturing process ends with polishing, with felt wheels or by tumbling.
Coral and Quality
The stone must be free of scratches. This is important, especially since it is a precious stone. Similarly, coral should not have too many inclusions.
An inclusion looks like a patch of a different color. An inclusion is actually a growth of other minerals or crystals in the spaces inside the gemstone. While some inclusions indicate that it is a true natural coral, too many inclusions could indicate a weak piece that could decompose in the future. Finally, the way the gemstone changes temperature can tell you its true quality. If it warms up or gets warm in your hands after a few minutes, you should know that there are pieces of high quality coral.
Red coral stone is organic in nature, so it should be sponged with moist cloth.
Saltwater and chlorine pools eat away at its shine and the coral becomes lackluster.
Because red coral is soft, it must be cleaned with a soft cloth.
Skin contact using perfumes and even sweat can decrease the brilliance of the stone.
Red coral in jewelry must be stored in the soft pouch.
To re-polish, cedar oil and almond oil then soft cloth for polish.