Japanese coral is the hardest and best coral in the world, the best material for very detailed carving such this one. The coral piece is craved into 3D flower and it is so vivid, and this skill will never seen again. This is a piece of high jewellery grade Aka coral, ox-blood red with a bit deep orange tone, the real item looks in a deeper red than the photos. There is is tiny white growth mark hiding between the flower petal, not visible from the surface, however, It is very hard to avoid white growth mark to get a big piece, and this is also a sign of Japanese momo or aka coral. All coral items are guaranteed genuine, no dyed or fake items, no any confusion stuffs such as sea-bamboo or weed-coral, all items are tested in Japan locally, and tested in Ireland locally, all precious metal are hallmarked and also tested.
The flower is at size 28 x 14.2 x 9 mm max, it is not a huge piece, but it is at very good size, would be suitable for a nice size pendant, or a big ring. Please use a ruler to try out the size of the pendant. It is highly polished, the back of the flower is very clean as well but not so flat, but it is easy to be polished flat if you want to. Please be advised that there is tiny hairline crack mark at one side of the flower, I marked it by black cycle, please see the last photo, this could be caused by carving, or could be the sea water pressure which it is common for white and pink angel skin coral. You can see it if you go very close, but you will not feel it by your nail, and it is very short.There is no insect bites which it is rare. It will make a wonderful gift, or a nice reward toy ourself, grab this bargain, if you are good with hans then it can be turn into a luxury piece. The item "Vintage Japanese Aka Red Coral Carved Flower for Ring or Pendant No. 2" is in sale since Saturday, October 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Other Vintage Jewellery". The seller is "2010treasurehouse" and is located in LAYTOWN,. This item can be shipped worldwide.