Red Pressed Sponge Coral and Onyx Necklace
Fabulous and large, three red pressed sponge coral beads, teamed with vivid black onyx to enhance the design of this necklace. Perfect to wear with flamboyant autumnal colours of rusts and black.
Red pressed sponge coral is taken from the Mediteranean sea these days, as the Coral Reef in the Pacific ocean has been closed for regeneration. The coral , from its natural dull state has been pressed and polished to make the surface smooth and shiny. This practice also enhances the depth of the colour too.
Onyx is a microcrystaline quartz that is naturally more often brown or grey when mined. However it is highly polished, heat treated and dyed to enhance the colour and quality.
I have designed this necklace to be worn with long flowing clothing, like waterfall jackets and tunics. It measures 27" (68.5cm) long. I have finished it with a silver plated "nickel free" toggle style clasp, to comply with EU directives.