Red Coral Bracelet
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red coral bracelet
Made of red coral large nugget bead (this stone is not real red coral, it is sea bamboo) and with elastic wire so it is flexible.
All coral is made up of calcium carbonate which, over time, builds up as the skeletal remains of tiny sea creatures' homes in the ocean. Corals can be any number of colors, from red, white, pink and blue to the rare black. Red bamboo coral grows in branches, similar to bamboo stalks. It is matte in appearance, with small holes, scratches or cracks. It is often filled with wax to smooth imperfections. Dye is used as well to bring about a more uniform color. Red bamboo coral comes from the South Pacific. Corals have a hardness of 3.5 on the Mohs scale, which makes them soft and easily scratched or broken.
Red bamboo coral was used for centuries to regulate menstrual flow in women. It is used to ease cramps. Coral is also beneficial for bone growth and helps those who suffer from arthritis and other bone ailments. It can ease digestive problems, eye problems and blood-circulation disorders. However, when a piece of coral breaks, it is said the "magic" is lost and the piece should be replaced.