This handcrafted Keychain features an incredible piece of hear-shaped Fossilised Coral, that is filled with the most gorgeous patterns throughout the stone. The Fossilised Coral heart measures approximately 24mm x 24mm. The stone hangs from a hand-forged sterling silver bail, attached to a stainless steel keychain, making it tarnish resistant. It is not heavy at all (in fact it is quite lightweight) and its total length approximately 77mm. Like all my work, this keychain is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, copper and environmentally-friendly methods!
💎 FOSSILISED CORAL LORE:
Fossil coral is a natural type of gemstone formed by ancient corals. The proper name for fossil coral is 'agatized coral' or 'agatized fossil coral', because during formation, the coral remains are gradually replaced with agate, a variety of naturally occurring chalcedony, or microcrystalline quartz. When prehistoric corals are fossilized through replacement with agate, the fossil coral forms through hardened deposits left by silica-rich waters. The entire process can take over 20 million years and occurs only under very unique geological conditions. Corals are marine animals and it is their skeletons that are fossilized and preserved, often leaving flower-like patterns in the stone.
Ancient Egyptians often placed Fossilised Coral in tombs of the deceased to protect against evil spirits, and this is still a belief that exists in many cultures today. As well as this, it is considered to be a wonderful stone for both emotional and physical healing, providing energy to its wearer, and in providing abundant love.