A strand of antique natural red coral beads from the Mediterranean.
The patina on these beads is very worn and suggests age to be a few hundred years at least 300 to 400. This is just an approximation.
These corals were traded item especially to the east locations such as Nepal & Tibet. These locations are land locked therefore have no corals of their own.
The red colors of the coral has a spiritual value for the Tibetans.
For antique corals collectors only