2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead Strings Description:
What is Red Coral Bead Strings
Precious coral or red coral is the common name given to Corallium rubrum and several related
species of marine coral. The distinguishing characteristic of precious corals is their durable and
intensely colored red or pink skeleton, which is used for making jewelry.
2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead String grow on rocky seabottom with low sedimentation, typically in dark
environments--either in the depths or in dark caverns or crevices. The original species, C.
rubrum, is found mainly in the Mediterranean Sea. It grows at depths from 10 to 300 m, although
the shallower of these habitats have been largely depleted by harvesting. In the underwater
caves of Alghero, Sardinia (the "Coral Riviera") it grows at the depth of 4 m. The same species
is also found at Atlantic sites near the Strait of Gibraltar and at the Cape Verde Islands. Other
Corallium species are native to the western Pacific, notably around Japan (Corallium japonicum)
and Taiwan; these occur at depths of 350 to 1500 m in areas with strong currents.
In common with other Gorgonacea, 2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead String resemble small leafless bushes up to a meter tall. Their valuable skeleton is composed of intermeshed spicules of hard calcium carbonate,
colored in shades of red by carotenoid pigments. In living specimens, the skeletal branches
are overlaid with soft bright red integument, from which numerous retractable white polyps
protrude. The polyps exhibit octameric radial symmetry.
Coral as a gemstone
The hard skeleton of red coral branches is naturally matte, but can be polished to a glassy
shine. It exhibits a range of warm reddish pink colors from pale pink to deep red; the word
2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead String is also used to name such colors. Owing to its intense and permanent coloration and glossiness, precious coral skeletons have been harvested since antiquity for decorative use.
2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead String jewelry has been found in ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European burials, and continues to be made to the present day.
Coral in mythology
The origin of 2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead String is explained in Greek mythology by the story of Perseus. Having petrified Cetus, the sea monster threatening Andromeda, Perseus placed Medusa's head on the
riverbank while he washed his hands. When he recovered her head, he saw that her blood had
turned the seaweed (in some variants the reeds) into red coral. Thus, the Greek word for 2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead String is 'Gorgeia', as Medusa was one of the three Gorgons.Poseidon resided in a palace made of coral and gems, and Hephaestus first crafted his work from 2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead String. The Romans believed 2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead String could protect children from harm, as well as cure wounds made by snakes and scorpions and diagnose diseases by changing colour. Pliny has recorded the trade of coral between Mediterranea and India in the first century A.D.
Precious coral has relative density of 3.86 and hardness 3.5 on the Mohs scale. Due to its
softness and opacity, coral is usually cut en cabochon, or used to make 2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead String.
These 2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead String can be made into a necklace worn around the neck - can be made into bracelets earrings- as they have a hole in the center of the 2mm Taiwan Red Coral Bead String.
ABOUT Our 2mm Red coral : -
2mm taiwan red coral Source : Taiwan
2mm taiwan red coral bead Size : 2mm
2mm taiwanred coral bead Shape : Bead ( round in shape with a small hole in the center)
2mm taiwan red coral bead No of beads : 200 - 240 beads on a string
2mm taiwan red coral bead Type : Dyed coral
2mm red coral taiwan Length : 16 inches long
2mm red coral taiwan Color : Red - ( dark)