NOTE: Item's Picture/s Enlarged and/or Zoomed-In Close to Show the Fine Details. Please Note, There Are Three Physically Known Characteristics of Black Corals That Need to Be Addressed For Customers to Better Understand This Design is Genuine. First , Overall Light Weight : The Weights of Most All Black Corals, With the Exception of King's Black Coral, Are the Lightest Weighing of All Known Coral Varieties Due to How They Grow and Due to Their Internal, Keratin and Protein-Based Softer Skeletons (Similar to Human Hair, Skin and Fingernails). At Times, This Might Confuse Uninformed Consumers Who Are Not Aware of This Biologically Known Fact and Possibly Raise Questions Into Their Believing They Are Not Purchasing a Genuine Black Coral Product Since it is So Light Feeling. Please Be Assured This Design is Created With ONLY GENUINE BLACK CORAL Pieces (Not Plastics, Not Fakes, Not Synthetic, Not Anything Else).
Second, Tacky or Waxy Feel : Most All Black Coral's Keratin Skeletons Are Inherently and Naturally Very Populated With Overlapping Layers, Concentric Growth Rings, and Are Internally Very Highly Porous. Hence, a Similar Process Used to Stabilize Turquoise is Required For Most All Black Coral Varieties. In Order to Stabilize and Protect These Highly Porous and Natural Internal Growth Inclusions, Reduce Cracking/Splintering, Reduce Absorption From External Caustic Liquids, and Maintain a Very Long Lasting Durability, Most All Black Corals Are Typically Surface-Coated With Lacquer and Are Then Highly Polished to Seal-In These Internal and Normally Surface Visible Inclusions.
This Protective Outer Coated Layer of Lacquer Produces a Smooth, Waxy to Vitreous Glass-Like Surface Polished Luster. When Black Coral Beads Are Rubbed Against Each Other, They Will Feel Slightly Tacky and Will Not Rub Away Smooth as With Pink, White, or Red Corals.
This "Tacky" Trait Again Might Lead Consumers to Believe They Have a "Plastic-Made" or an Other Than Coral Product Due to the Combined "Light Weight and Waxy Feel", When They in Fact Are Holding Genuine Pieces of Black Coral Beads That Have Only Been Surface Lacquered. Pink, White, and Red Coral Varieties Are For the Most Part Internally Much More Heavier, and Densely Solid Due to Secreting Calcium Carbonate to Form a Hard External Skeleton. As such, These Coral Types Do Not Require Any Protective Coating.
Pink, White, and Red Corals Typically Produce a Smooth, Slick Surface When Polished and Will Have a Marble-Like, Higher-Tone Clinking Sound When Tapped Into Each Other, Similar to Tapping On a Coffee Cup or Tapping Large Pearls. In Contrast, Tapping Black Coral Against Each Other Will Have More of a Lower-Tone Clunky Sound Due to High Concentration of Internal Pores. Third, Bead Shapes and Sizes : Although These Beads Have Been Calibrated, Polished, and Surface Lacquer Coated, Each Bead is Shaped Slightly Unique to the Very Next Bead, Very Similar to Round Cultured Pearls, No One Black Coral Bead is Exactly the Same as The Other.
This is Clearly Observable Using a Jeweler's Loupe or Magnifying Glass as One Bead Might Appear Almost Perfectly Round While the One Next to it Might Have a Very Subtle Oval or Egg Shape. Aside From Shape, There Are Slight to Subtle Millimeter Width Differences in Each Bead. Hence, It Would Be Extremely Difficult to Reproduce Each of These Unique Shape and Size Combinations in a Plastic Mold or Any Other Mold as Many Thousands of Individual Molds Would Have to Be Created to Reproduce the Various Shape and Size Differences Seen In Just One Coral Necklace. Single-Strand, Calibrated Round-Shaped Beads, Hand-Tied Knotted Separations, Solid 14k Yellow Gold Lobster Clasp and Bead Tips, Premium-Grade Quality Coral, Deep Midnight Black Coral, Glossy and Reflective. High Polish Surface Luster, Smooth Lacquer-Coated Surfaces, High Polished 14k Yellow Gold Finish.
18.5" - 19.0" Long. Measures: Overall Round Coral Beads Average Approx. 30.7-33.4 grams Total.
As Each of These Hand-Crafted Necklaces Are Created Using Genuine Black Coral Material, Each is. Slightly Unique to the Next For You to Enjoy. Upon Using 10X Magnified Viewing, There Are Very Subtle Differences in the Shapes and Surface Inclusions of Each Round Bead, Which Are Approximately Represented in the Item's Picture/s. Clasp Stamped 585 For the Assurance Mark of.585 Solid 14k Yellow Gold Purity. Item's Picture/s Enlarged and/or Zoomed-In Close to Show the Fine Details; The Actual Item/s in This Listing, Including All Physical Characteristic Traits, Will Be Smaller Than Pictured. The Item/s Actual Size is Based Only From The Approximate Measurements Provided in Listing and Not From Any Listing's Pictures.
Color/s Displayed May Slightly Vary From Actual Color/s Due to Your Computer Monitor and Resolution Settings or Phones Display Screen. Item's Photos Are Taken With Various Lighting Methods (Spot Lights, Lighted Photo Box, Camera Flash/No Flash, and Low Lighting) to Capture the Design's Details and/or Illuminate the Inside of Certain Gemstones. If You Are Purchasing Multiple Items, Please Place Each Item Into Your Shopping Cart (Add to Cart) Before Checking Out. The item "10MM ONE-STRAND GENUINE BLACK CORAL ROUND BEAD 14K YELLOW GOLD NECKLACE 18.5" is in sale since Tuesday, May 31, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Necklaces & Pendants\Gemstone".
The seller is "hawaiialohajewelry" and is located in Mililani, Hawaii. This item can be shipped to United States.