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  1. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Nov 11, 2017
    Gorgeous!!!!!! Stunning!!!!!
     
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  2. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Nov 11, 2017
    This is a lucky charm necklace I made recently.
    It has an Italian horn, or 'corno' made of red coral,
    an amazonite figa and a little turquoise heart.
    I found the figa at a consignment shop, and I made the other two charms. I'm hoping for good luck! IMG_20171111_142904768.jpg
     
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  3. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Nov 11, 2017
    I have a coral necklace my husband (then boyfriend gave me) gave me in '85, he bought it from the museum of natural history in the city. BUT right now it's in my safe deposit box, I try to get it out this week and take a pix.. it's lovely with a 14K yellow gold clasp...
     
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    by marymm » Nov 11, 2017
    I thought I already posted this, but it doesn't look like it... this is a lovely 2.0 carat piece of Tyrhennian Sea Coral from Barry Bridgestock that I had Jill Anish (etsy shop Janish Jewels) set in 20kt yellow gold bezel and wide antiqued hammered silver shank - I really love how this Coral ring turned out and wear it quite often.

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    (the other ring is an Aquaprase cab from Barry Bridgestock in 14kt yellow gold setting by Jill Anish)
     
    


    


  5. Vesper
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  6. Vesper
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    by Vesper » Dec 18, 2017
    I received this Victorian coral and pearl brooch! I reminds me of Empress Sisi's star.
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  7. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Dec 18, 2017
    Oooh!! Fabulous! The colors of the coral and pearls are so dreamy:love:
    I love pins and wear them everyday! You have a good eye, Vesper.
     
  8. Vesper
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    by Vesper » Dec 18, 2017
    My husband picked this out. He has become quite the coral expert! I love wearing brooches, they make me feel better about wearing winter coats.
     
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    by Begonia » Dec 28, 2017
    Ooooo.
    That is so beautiful. Dreamy is right!
    Can you take more photos with closeups?
     
  10. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Dec 28, 2017
    Stop it immediately.
    I never liked Coral before and now ............
     
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  11. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Dec 28, 2017
    Now, now Bron......
    Deep down you always liked coral, you just needed a gentle reminder!:P2
     
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    by Bluegemz » Feb 2, 2018
    ED38D5CE-2096-4A41-9D8A-C644088D3063.jpeg CBD000A4-FF58-41FC-90E1-D14CA196E4F3.jpeg E902B5BD-35A7-472D-97FF-214DBE11182D.jpeg Here is my coral collection: the multi strand heishi bead necklace is from the Santa Domingo Pueblo., untreated Mediterranean coral. The lighter pink one was a gift which I made into a choker, and the darker red beads are also Native American. Finally, a Navajo, untreated coral cuff and a Zuni ring, which I fell in love with, made by now deceased Zuni artist Alice Quam. Almost all Native American pieces.
     
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  13. lambskin
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    by lambskin » Feb 2, 2018
    Bluegemz, I love your collection. Those angel skin coral beads are :love::love::love::love:!
     
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    Thank you, Lambskin!
     
  15. Vesper
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    by Vesper » Feb 5, 2018
    Bluegemz that ring is s real work of art.
     
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  16. Vesper
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    by Vesper » Feb 5, 2018
    It really is addictive!
     
  17. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Feb 5, 2018
    Hi Vesper! I felt the same way when I saw it. I was deeply moved by it. Thank you for the compliment!
    I adore your beautiful brooch. It’s just fabulous, bold and delicate, with great proportions. You are right, Coral IS addictive. I had no idea until recently....and red/pink arent great colors on me. I’m still VERY in love with it.
     
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    by Tekate » Feb 23, 2018
    my husband bought me a coral necklace from the Museum of Natural History 30 years ago.. it's in my safe deposit box.. it's beautiful.. but coral can chip so I never wear it! I will have to get it out and take a pix of it..
     
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    by Bluegemz » Feb 23, 2018
    Oh please do! It would be wonderful to see it. Coral is absolutely beautiful.
     
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    by Vesper » Feb 23, 2018
    I vote you wear it from time to time! I can't wait to see it!
     
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    by Vesper » Mar 16, 2018
    WANT
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    by stracci2000 » Mar 16, 2018
    That looks like a melo melo pearl.....but I assume it is coral. Lovely!
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  23. Vesper
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    by Vesper » Mar 17, 2018
    The listing said coral. They could be wrong I guess. Now i want one of those pearls! You have created a monster.
     
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    by stracci2000 » Mar 17, 2018
    Yeah, have you looked at them? They are so cool! They come from a large snail.
    I also want a quahog pearl.....and a scallop pearl......and an abalone pearl........and a conch pearl.......
     
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  25. missy
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    by missy » Mar 23, 2018
    @suzanne2 I am just going to have to tell my dh this is all your fault. Gah! What gorgeous coral in this thread.:kiss2: Never realized how beautiful or coralicious coral could be. [​IMG]

    I'm wanna give a big fat like to this juicy thread. Swoon!
     
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  26. Vesper
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    by Vesper » Mar 23, 2018
    Once you get into coral it is kind of a problem :lol:
     
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    by Bluegemz » Mar 23, 2018
    That is so true. It really has a special kind of preciousness...the softness, the feel, the luster....
     
  28. missy
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    by missy » Mar 23, 2018
    Sigh. Like I didn't have enough beauties to drool over...my bling repertoire has expanded considerably since I found you lovely ladies and pearls and colored stones. I don't know what took me so long to get here but I'm here now. For better or worse...thanks for welcoming me. [​IMG]
     
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    by missy » Mar 23, 2018
    So I hope it embarrass you for me to say @Bluegemz but you look fabulous in all your beautiful jewels. You really do.:love::love::love:
    Be it coral, turquoise, sapphires etc. all your gems look amazing on you.[​IMG]
     
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    by Bluegemz » Mar 23, 2018
    Thank you for the generous compliment, Missy! It’s so interesting how jewelry collections ‘evolve’. I really hadn’t considered coral before I was given the carved rose coral necklace. It came from a woman who’s mother always wore it. After mom died, she passed it onto me. I was so touched and started wearing it after having made it into a choker. Completely enthralled by the feel, It opened my mind to the possibility of coral, even though reds and pinks are not my best colors. The rest of the collection came within a 2 month period when I became completely obsessed with it. I find myself reaching for it when I need grounding and strength as it is both earthy and nurturing , if that makes sense. Coral seems to have a deeply soothing quality to it, with its weight and coolness. The softness and it’s ‘glow’ are almost indescribable...like a mixture between butter and pearls.
    I’d still love to have a strand of larger beads now that I found some with small beads which I also love, and a pair of earrings to go with the choker, and a Carved fruit bracelet! Thankfully we still have things to hope for!
     
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