Coral is organic like amber ; it is formed by living organisms (corals). “When the coral polyps die, the hardened skeleton remains, and this material is what is used as a gemstone”. The coral has several colours: white (mostly), orange , red, grey and black. Coral is found in “Red Sea, the Midway Islands, the Canary Islands, the Taiwan and Malaysian Coast, the coast of Australia, Italy and Hawaii”.
Tara Jarmon’s dress and Theodore Earl Butler’s painting (Flowers in a garden, 1928).