Types of processing Coral

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Processing of the Coral, albeit with the aid of sophisticated machinery, still follows a centuries-old techniques. There are two main types of work: the smooth and engravings. In the first classification includes all those types of coral working serial, where the call to geometric shapes enables the creation of jewelry from shapes. Even today, the plain is a very important resource for both the artisans and traders in the industry, thanks to the variety of different productions:

  • Fringes
  • Spezzati
  • Windshields
  • Cannettine
  • Washers
  • Round
  • Barrel
  • Olivette

Not least the production of Coral cabochons (cops) in all sizes, from 2 mm. Mainly used for creating jewelry in precious metals (silver, gold, platinum), these elements may have different shapes: round, oval, square, teardrop, etc.. As regards, however, cuts, talk of a type of coral working in some cases may be defined as "works of art." Here the charges, sizes and shapes of the type above leave room for creativity and skill of the craftsman, who starts the transformation process by analyzing in depth each raw piece of Coral.