This sweet and subtle bracelet with delicate organic shape Sciacca coral is hand- knotted on a light green thread and a timeless piece for anyone in love with coral and jewellery. Sciacca coral, an ancient variety of red coral and technically a fossil, changed through the centuries of underwater volcano activity and interaction with its environment. The colours range, from yellow, orange, subtle salmon colour, towards dark hues of grey, brown and black with interior part still being orange or yellow. A perfect representation of uniquenesss and beauty provided by nature.
Each piece is hand-knotted on a light green thread giving this bracelet unique and colourful personality. The clasp is oxidized silver sterling and the total length of the bracelet is 19 cm. Coral size is around 3 mm in size.
Sciacca coral beads aprox. size 3 mm
signature lobster clasp in oxidized sterling silver
Precious coral with an ancient history, Sciacca coral was discovered in abundance in the late 19th century in the bay of Sciacca, Sicily alone. Due to its different colour and form it was considered dead coral. Recent studies revealed Sciacca coral is millennium old fossilized Mediterranean red coral Corallium rubrum. Every time an underwater volcano near Sciacca, Sicily erupted it boiled all the living organisms including red coral. The action of temperature and volcanic mud during thousands of years gave this coral unprecedented shade, from orange to intense salmon, up to black with patches of yellow. Truly unique nature’s work of art.
Clara Stones uses genuine and authentic precious red coral Corallium rubrum. Our coral is sustainably sourced from Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea, completely natural and handcrafted using traditional artisanal methods and tools. No artificial chemicals or materials are used in the process to change its colour. Natural imperfections or inclusions are the nature of coral and organic materials and we think add to their beauty and not to be considered a flaw.
Each Clara Stones piece is as individual as you are!
Please note our jewellery is handcrafted in one-of-a-kind or limited editions using natural and organic materials and unique finishes, so sometimes it can vary in appearance and be slightly different than the photo. That is the nature of natural corals, pearls, gemstones and hand made items and makes each piece truly unique and only yours. We have taken care to ensure that the items on our website are presented as accurately as possible; however, colour and clarity will depend upon your own personal monitor and individual adjustments to the computer screen.