Mediterranean coral is almost extinct due to the threat from warming ocean waters, harmful bacteria, manmade pollution and destructive fishing methods. Mediterranean coral is the most desirable with its subtle color, its scarcity, and its irregular texture. Mediterranean Coral Reefs are amongst the most endangered ecosystems creating a high demand for all vintage coral remaining on the market. Harvesting coral in the Mediterranean was halted with the 1976 Barcelona Convention protecting the waters of the Mediterranean Region. We are proud to offer exquisite, rare, & natural Mediterranean Coral which has been stored in our warehouse for decades. This Natural Mediterranean Coral focal bead measures approximately 16x16x14mm in size, this organic gemstones presents with natural coral structure characteristics, the bead is a deep & rich orangy red hue of natural origin, this coral piece has been straight drilled as the only man-made alteration other than cutting during harvesting, this Mediterranean Coral bead is matched with our other Mediterranean Coral for color, character, and quality, and this Natural Coral focal bead is priced below market value providing a "chance of a lifetime" opportunity to own Vintage Mediterranean Coral.