Coral Bracelet Designs
Our gorgeous collection of coral bracelets encompasses the past and future of art in the southwest. When you imagine a Native American bracelet, a red coral bracelet is among the first things that come to mind. Our amazing assortment of coral bracelets is vast and our online catalog is always expanding and continuously being stocked with some of the finest coral bracelets available anywhere.
Coral is one of the favored materials used by the Native American Indians. The Zuni, Hopi, and Navajo tribes all have a history of using red coral in their bracelet making. It is not a stone, but the skeletal remains of a living organism known as a colony of polyps. Although the tribes of North America have a long history of using red gemstones in their bracelets, they did not start using red coral until the Spanish introduced it through trade. Already being skilled artisans in stonework, tribes quickly worked coral into their bracelets and began making stunning red coral bracelets in a vast array of styles. The significance of coral in jewelry is great and varied, at its most basic level it helps to symbolize a connection with the Earth (since coral is a living part of it). Because of these factors coral has become a commonly used material in Southwest jewelry today.
A coral bracelet can come in a wide selection of colors, and the most common is of course red coral. The slightly lesser used colors include purple coral, white coral, pink coral, and a few more colors that create some of the most amazing Native American coral bracelets. We use some of the highest quality coral in our bracelets found anywhere in the world! In the past most of the coral used in the making of American Indian bracelets was imported from Italy. Today because of many factors ranging from depletion of resources, to high demand in world trade, coral can come from many different parts of the world. Whether you're looking for a Southwestern bracelet or a Native American coral bracelet, our gorgeous coral bracelet selection includes corals from all over the world.
Of course when talking about Native American coral bracelets, it would be incomplete if sterling silver were not mentioned. This material is the backbone of the coral bracelet, while gold is used, and is not to be diminished; silver is very widespread and is the most common metal used.
Our selection of coral bracelet styles is extensive. Aside from the standard and quite popular coral cuff bracelet, we also carry coral link bracelets, coral baby bracelets, and much more. A very popular and visually stunning variation of the coral bracelet is the addition of turquoise. The coral and turquoise bracelet is a timeless classic, and coral has become a mainstay in turquoise jewelry. Whatever kind of coral bracelet you desire, we have the right selection for you. We have a large inventory of coral bracelet styles from different tribes, and many different artists. Whether you desire a small elegant Zuni coral inlay bracelet, or a large Navajo coral cluster bracelet, our extensive knowledge and resources can work for you. At SilverTribe it is our pleasure to bring you the best Native American coral bracelets and southwestern coral bracelets found anywhere. With the best prices in the industry and a growing selection of items available to the public, you just can't go wrong.