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Apple Coral Coin-Disc Bead Necklace. $325. SOLD.

Apple Coral Bead Necklace 2 Resized
Natural coral is increasingly difficult to find, due to its endangered status. Many of our Native artisans, beadworkers, and stone-cutters have taken steps to ensure that no bit of coral goes to waste: All the chips and dust left over from cutting and cabbing is carefully collected, then heat-treated to meld all the tiniest bits together into larger pieces that can then be formed into cabochons and beads. And so it is with the coin-disc beads used in this strand, handcrafted by Clarita and Vera Tenorio (Kewa Pueblo). It’s real coral, treated to conserve and use as much as possible, and the heat that melds it all creates mysteriously beautiful swirls in a dizzying range of hues. Each round bead is ever so slightly domed for extra depth, and the entire strand hangs just past choker length for a classic look. Two substantial sterling silver round beads followed by two miniature ones finish off each end of the strand.

Apple coral; sterling silver
$325 + shipping, handling, and insurance

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