Small Oval Fossil Coral Pendant
A dainty pendant featuring a natural fossilized coral gemstone bead. The oval fossil coral bead is set and accented with intricate coils and spirals of sterling silver wire. The pendant is hung on a silver-plated copper chain and packaged in a hand-stamped gift box. This tasteful necklace is a beautiful choice for the woman who is inspired by the ocean's creatures, processes, and mysteries.
This listing is made-to-order, and the photos shown are examples of the piece you will receive. Your jewelry will be made with the same wire work technique and same size and quality of stone. There will be natural variation in the colors and patterns of the stones, as well as variation due to the handmade nature, ensuring that your jewelry is truly unique! Each piece has unique colors and patterns, so of you would like to choose your stones just send me a message before or after purchase for photos.
The pieces of fossil coral used in this collection are natural gemstones formed from ancient coral. Pre-historic coral was flooded under the perfect conditions, resulting in beautiful preservations of ancient marine life. The proper term for the stone is "agatized fossil coral", because the cells of coral were gradually replaced by the gemstone agate. When the ancient coral was flooded with mineral rich water, the mineral silica (SiO2) replaced the cells of the coral.
Corals are marine animals who generally live in warm, shallow, tropical seas, (such as the Great Barrier Reef). They may be solitary or form large colonies. Fossil corals can be up to 450 million years old, and it is their skeleton that is fossilized with agate. The structure of the skeleton results in intricate geometric flower shaped patterns throughout the gemstone.
SIZE: The pendant is ~ 1.3" x 0.6" at widest points. Chain length info below.
ANCIENT OCEAN COLLECTION: Numerous other fossil jewelry options are available in the new Ancient Ocean Collection. Use the link above to browse the latest collection to see Kosmic Krystals’ new selection of ammonite and fossil coral jewelry.
CHAIN: The pendant is photographed on a silver-plated copper snake chain, available in lengths of 16 or 20 inches.The silver plating on the chain will eventually wear off, but its a great affordable option. I also have a variety of styles of sterling silver chains available to enhance your pendant, you can see photos in the Chain Section.
CLEANING: Silver will naturally darken, or tarnish, due to reactions with sulfides in the air. Each piece of Kosmic Krystals' silver jewelry comes with a non-tarnish strip and bag that prevents absorbing and trapping the sulfides and other pollutants in the air. If kept in a sealed bag or jewelry box with your silver jewelry the strip will prevent tarnishing for approximately 6 months. Fossil Coral should not be cleaned using any harsh silver or gemstone cleaners. Some tarnish can be removed with a polishing cloth, but deeper areas cannot be reached. However, this natural patina can give the piece an interesting antiqued look. Any dirt and debris can be easily removed with a gentle toothbrush and warm soapy water.
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