Coral has been valued and used for jewelry fabrication and decoration since the earliest history of man. It was used as a form of currency along with amber by Paleolithic man and pieces of Mediterranean coral have been found in the Neolithic city of Catal Huyuk, Central Anatolia that date to 8,000 years BCE. In ancient Egypt coral jewels were popular during the times of Ptolemy, over 2000 years ago. Coral was traded across the ancient and modern world via established trade routes to Italy, where the major workshops were located, and then to Central Europe, Siberia and the Celtic countries, while other types of coral traveled from the Indian Ocean across Asia to Tibet and Mongolia. The Victorians adored coral, carving it into delicate roses and cameos and since the late 1800's, American Indians have incorporated red coral into many of their jewelry designs.
Today coral is equally prized in jewelry making, while live corals and products such as coral rock have become increasingly popular in the marine aquarium trade. The item "VINTAGE ESTATE STERLING SILVER CORAL BRACELET NATIVE AMERICAN OLD PAWN CUFF" is in sale since Wednesday, November 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets".The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.