White, Red, Pink Bamboo Coral & Black Jasper bo•koo™ Collar

White, Red, Pink Bamboo Coral & Black Jasper bo•koo™ Collar

from 145.00

Wear it alone or glam it up with bo•koo™ Drop pendants!
Each bo•koo™ Collar is individually handcrafted using 100% Silk thread, double-knotted between each Coral bead, paired with micup studios’ artisan {hand-metal forged} bead tips in either 14/20kt Gold-filled or 0.925 Sterling Silver complimenting your bo•koo™ clasp. Each bo•koo™ clasp will vary slightly due to the Artisan hand metal forging process, unique to micup studio design.

  • Collar with clasp dimensions - approximate 17”

  • Clasp dimensions - approximate 18mm - 20mm diameter

This item is made to order. Please allow 5 - 14 business days for creation before shipping.

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SHIPPING & RETURN INFO

Estimated Delivery: Creation lead time is approximately 5 - 14 days from date of purchase
Delivery Type: USPS Priority Mail post {Insurance & tracking are included}
Returns / Exchanges: micup studio does NOT accept returns or exchanges. If there is an issue with your purchase, please contact me within 3 days after receipt so that we may come to a satisfactory resolution.


MINERAL COMPOSITION

Unlike most other gemstones which are of mineral origin, Coral is organic, formed by living organisms. It forms from branching, antler-like structures created from coral polyps in tropical and subtropical ocean waters. When the coral polyps die, the hardened skeleton remains, and this material is what is used as a gemstone. Most coral is white, but nature can create coral in several other colors, including the popular pink-orange to red forms. 99% of the coral on the market has been dyed to create these vibrant colors. The coral I use is white bamboo coral which is not endangered or threatened in any way, unlike natural red coral.

ORIGINS

Coral is found only in tropical to subtropical saltwater environments. Regions producing coral include the Red Sea, the Midway Islands, the Canary Islands, the Taiwan and Malaysian Coast, the coast of Australia, Italy, (Sardinia), and Hawaii.


 

LEGENDS AND LORE

Coral bears the rather charming nick-name of “Sea’s Garden” in part because people once thought it was a plant. Coral is considered an ancient gemstone, and has been used for thousands of years. Mythology supports this stone’s symbolic meaning with the story of Perseus. When he beheaded Medusa some of her blood dripped into the sea and became the stunning Red Coral we often see in jewelry today {as well as explaining the existence of coral, the story of Perseus also imbues the coral with magical powers, and as a result there was a high demand for coral throughout the ancient world}.

Even though Coral is not a birthstone in the traditional or modern birthstone chart, it can be associated with the Zodiac signs of Libra, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio and Taurus.