Coral / Coral beads - old Dutch glory!
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- 100% natuurlijk
- Streng ca. 50cm
Blood coral beads 'Old Dutch'
Many old Dutch models of coral coral beads can be found in this section. These coral beads are cut from legally deep sea coral so no colorful coral reefs are affected. In many cases, these coral beads are also colored. It is a unique coloring process through which the antique / Old Dutch color is obtained. This Red Coral can be used well in the (after) making of Old Dutch jewelry.
Real Blood coral is quite expensive. In October 2013, a seven-piece Blood Corals necklace, auctioned in the attic, was auctioned for 7500!
Blood coral was used a lot in streek jewelry
And been worn in the Netherlands since the 16th century. In recorded inventory descriptions from the 18th century, Blood Coral is common, both in the city and in the countryside. Because there was a great demand for blood coral, there was a lot of counterfeiting. Not to deceive, but simply to keep it affordable! That is why imitation coral beads were also called social beads. Funny right? Imitation Blood coral was often worn with work clothing, because people were careful with the real Blood coral, which was expensive! Around 1860-70, it became more chic to carry grenade. In some parts of the Netherlands, coral coral became part of a streching council from fashion. Today, Coral coral is experiencing a real revival and combines beautifully with both gold and silver.