Welcome! To all those who want to get themselves educated in the art of jewellery designing and its counterparts- precious gemstones, metals and diamonds.
We at Solitaire Diamond Institute pride ourselves to be one of a kind of a Institute that caters solely to the art of providing quality education, developing skills innovatively and creating career opportunities in the thriving sector of Gems & Jewellery Industry.
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Red Coral - Red Alert !!
Red coral (sometimes
called precious coral) is
widely used throughout the
world for jewelry, and in beauty products. The original species of red coral (Coralliumrubrum) is found across
the Mediterranean Sea and in some parts of the Atlantic. The human “appetite”
for this stunning coral, which dates as far back as ancient Greece and Egypt,
when red coral was considered to have sacred properties, has unfortunately led
to the destruction of many red coral colonies, and there are concerns about the
sustainability of coral harvesting. Red coral is a
rocky bottom species and
is so slow growing,
its excessive exploitation is cause for great concern.
§Trawling is still used in some parts of the world to harvest
coral. It is one of the most destructive forms of exploitation as it clear cuts
destroying vital marine habitats.
which is occurring at a faster rate as climate change continues to wreak havoc
on our planet, is also posing a dangerous threat to all corals. The
acidification of the sea occurs when seawater absorbs CO2,
and lowers the pH of the ocean, making it harder for coral reefs, and
many other marine organisms (including crustaceans and some types of plankton)
to build their calcium carbonate skeletons.
Antique Carved Coral Bacchus Brooch
There are many things that we as
consumers should be aware of when we make choices in our lives, not just about
seafood, but about jewelry and beauty products, and it’s important to know how
everything ties together.