Corals

The coral has many legends linked to its supposed therapeutic and superstitious rituals, that belong to both the Eastern and Western cultures. Until the seventeenth century, coral was considered as a marine plant that, once out of the water became as hard as stone. Only in the early eighteenth century, a French doctor called Peyssonel, discovered the true nature of the marine animal, whose branches had an endo-skeletal structure. Shaded into delicate pink to intense reds, coral is the ideal gemstone for making jewelry of unique colors, rich in emotion and charm. COSCIA sells precious corals, which are both Asian and Mediterranean origins. The Corals are entrusted to the able hands of masters in art engraving and manufacturing of Torre del Greco. These artisans produce valuable and unique jewelry, statues, cabochons and necklaces that meet the tastes of national and international customers.

Mediterranean coral (Corallium Rubrum)
Fished in the seas of the Mediterranean area. It was the most manufactured coral of the nineteenth century. Usually red in various shades, from dark to bright red. Very rarely in pale pink. The coral branches are usually on average 20/25 cm tall and 10/15 cm wide.

Japanese Coral (Corallium Japonicus Elatius)
Consisting of tufts arranged on one floor fan. The coral can be presented in Japanese shades from: White (Shiro), pinkish white, pink or pale angel skin (Boch), the red or cherry (Momo), until brown or dark red (Aka). The red corals always have a white vein ("soul"), which becomes, however, rose in the lighter coloured coral.

The Pacific coral
Identified between 1965 and 1979 and fished in different areas of the Pacific. There are different types: Midway: white, pink dotted or streaked with red Garnet: very intense pink to yellow, the Misu: purplish pink, the Deep Sea: red.