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 Post subject: rare antique red coral market
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:42 am 
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greetings ,


I have 5 rare antique red coral strands they weigh 1kg in total and i am having a hard time selling them , can you give me tips or how to sell them , i am currently living in malaysia so trade shows are not popular here .

thank you in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: rare antique red coral market
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:23 pm 
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Have the beads been tested for dye?
Where was this coral farmed?
When?


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 Post subject: Re: rare antique red coral market
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:20 pm 
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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Have the beads been tested for dye?
Where was this coral farmed?
When?


They weren't tested but you can test them if you want and those corals are antique they we're inherited through 3 generations


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Have the beads been tested for dye?
Where was this coral farmed?
When?


Oh I forgot to mention that they are from Yemen from the red sea


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Hi again.
Here are a couple of articles which should help you determine if your coral IS coral and if it has been dyed.
https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summe ... -imitation
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Pink and Red Coral: Guide to determining the origin of color

Dying coral and it's substitutes has been going on for hundreds of years.
Can you post some pictures of your beads?


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Hi again.
Here are a couple of articles which should help you determine if your coral IS coral and if it has been dyed.
https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summe ... -imitation
and
Pink and Red Coral: Guide to determining the origin of color

Dying coral and it's substitutes has been going on for hundreds of years.
Can you post some pictures of your beads?


I tried but i couldn't resize the pictures to the forums requirements, if you have an email I could send them to you.


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 Post subject: Re: rare antique red coral market
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:37 pm 
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Perfect. I'll get the pics up for you.
Send to
bav@gemologyonline.com


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The pictures of the coral have arrived!
Picture 1:
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