GATHER || RED CORAL EARRINGS
GATHER || RED CORAL EARRINGS

GATHER || RED CORAL EARRINGS

Regular price $210

According to ancient Greek mythology, after Perseus killed the “sea monster” Medusa, he took her head and put it on the riverbank. After some time, he observed that the blood seeping from Medusa’s head had transformed the surrounding seaweed into a hard stone, thus creating Red Coral. Coral was once believed to be a plant, but is now known to actually contain living animals called polyps. Coral is  result of accumulated skeletal masses from these polyps. Records dating back thousands of years confirm that coral was used in decorative art objects and jewelry. It was believed to prevent ill fortune and offer protection from skin disease. Dreams about coral are believed to foretell recovery from a long illness. Some groups of ancients believed that Mars was composed of red coral.

Natural (un-dyed) Italian Red Coral  

1.75" long x .75" wide

 
|| ABOUT GATHER JEWELRY ||

My name is Leora Coronel and I hand-forge Gather Jewelry in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. Working from my home studio, I create small batch and one of a kind pieces that are inspired mostly by my forested mountain surroundings, some ancient battle gear & weaponry and the materials that I use in my designs. When I’m not working on Gather Jewelry, I can often be found tending to the vegetable garden, attempting to forage for wild foods, hanging with my cats, dogs and husband, admiring rocks at the river or kitchen witching whilst sipping my tequila.
GATHER || RED CORAL EARRINGS
GATHER || RED CORAL EARRINGS
GATHER || RED CORAL EARRINGS