Dyed bamboo coral has replaced traditional coral in jewelry design due to red coral's depletion. Bamboo coral is not a protected coral species, as it is much more hearty and prevalent in the world’s oceans. (Named "bamboo" because its skeleton is made up of deeply calcified gorgonin – or horny – nodes. ) When harvested, it ranges in color from white to cream. Dakota Stones has enhanced it with a durable 3-step resin-and-oil process to colors that mimic those found in nature. The color, Living Coral, has been selected by Pantone as the 2019 Color of the Year.
The coral measures approximately 20 MM x 26 MM.
Stones are a pretty light orange color.
You will receive one strand of 16 stones.
These are Dakota Stones.