Fossil coral is a natural gemstone that is created when prehistoric coral skeletons are gradually replaced with agate. The fossil coral forms through hardened deposits left by silica-rich waters. The entire process can take over 20 million years. You can see the intricate pattern of the coral in this 80 carat fossilized coral. It is set on sturdy 22 gauge sterling silver. The bezel and bead wire add decorative elements and enhance the coral design in the stone.
- 2.75 inches from the top of the bale to the bottom of the pendant (70mm)
- 1 3/8 inch wide (35mm)
- The bale opening is 10mm-good for thick chains and chokers
- Natural shades of creamy browns will look good with bright colored outfits
Fun Fact: The proper name for fossil coral is "agatized coral" or "agatized fossil coral." The Florida state legislature designated agatized fossil coral as its state stone in 1979.