Our 'Coral in Palm' is a bracelet made of Coral, Turquoise, 24k gold and silk.
It is a unique jewellery and completely handcrafted.
The size of the coral bead is φ7mm x 12mm.
The size of the turquoise bead is φ6mm x 5mm.
The size of the 24k gold bead is 4mm x 4mm x7.3mm.
All are precious natural materials and delicately handcrafted by our artisans.
The red bead is made of precious corals, not common corals. Precious corals are most used in high-end jewellery and decoration and are limited to species belonging to the Corallidae family, particularly from the genus Corallium, Pleurocorallium and Hemicorallium.
The material of this coral bead is so called Momo corals, which is one variety of of Pleurocorallium elatius. Momo Corals live at depths of 150 to 300 meters mainly off the coasts of Japan and Taiwan. This bead has a predominantly even and bright red colour with very few white interior. As genuine coral, it has beautiful growth rings.
On the two ends of the coral bead, 24k gold wire is inlaid.
The turquoise beads used for this bracelet have top gem-grade quality.
The condition of the two bead are perfect. The colour is even and vivid. There is no black lines nor any kinds of cracking.
Our natural material beads do not have any kinds of manual enhancement. They are strictly selected from the best part of raw materials. Consequently, the price is not low. But as we all know, quality costs.
The other components are made of solid 24k gold. They are handmade in traditional method, solid and tough enough for everyday wearing.
Be aware that the colour of 24k gold is different from common 18k gold and rose gold. They have a bright and intense gold colour.
The beautiful rope is made of 100% silk. The colour comes from natural dyes.
Handmade of 16 strands of silk thread in Japan. Very strong and durable.
This bracelet comes with a refined lacquer storage box. The box is a vintage item but kept very well. It is in a nearly unused condition.
The storage box is handmade in Japan. The base is wood, coated with natural lacquer.
The varnish used in Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the urushi tree, also known as the lacquer tree or the Japanese varnish tree(Rhus vernacifera), which mainly grows in Japan and China, as well as Southeast Asia. Japanese lacquer,漆urushi, is made from the sap of the lacquer tree.
The harvesting of the resin can only be done in very small quantities.
Three to five years after being harvested, the resin is treated to make an extremely resistant, honey-textured lacquer. Pure urushi dries into a transparent film, while the more familiar black and red colors are created by adding minerals to the material.
Once applied one layer on an object, lacquer is dried under very precise conditions: a temperature between 25 and 30°C and a humidity level between 75 and 80%.
Each layer needs to be left to dry and polished before the next layer is added. This process can be very time-consuming and labor-intensive.
The harvesting and highly technical processing make urushi an expensive raw material applied in exceptionally fine successive layers, on objects such as bowls or boxes.
This urushilacquer storage box is decorated with gold Maki-epainting on the lid. On the edges of the box, there are tin hoops.
Maki-e is a thousand-year-old technique that consists of sprinkling the lacquer with fine particles of gold and silver, inlaying mother-of-pearl (raden) or tin and spraying gold, silver, or copper flakes onto the still wet lacquer. This 1500-year-old art calls for extreme expertise and only a few urushi masters still exercise it today.
We try to make this one of a kind bracelet perfect and exclusive.
Everything of this bracelet is handmade with precious natural materials.
We believe this piece of jewellery can company the new owner for a long time.