Window shopping for coral in Sardinia

When on holiday I spend idle hours window shopping which I could never afford at home. I admire the handicrafts in shops designed to tempt the relaxed holiday-maker into parting with their money. Here on the coast of Sardinia there are many jewellery shops filled with coral jewellery, harvested from the seas around Alghero.

Coral Jewellery at Cala Gonone

Coral Jewellery at Cala Gonone

Although it’s attractive, I always thought that it was better to enjoy the beauties of the sea by diving or snorkling, rather than removing shells or coral and destroying the natural environment. Am I wrong? It’s obviously not such a concern here in Sardinia. But if I’m tempted I think I’d rather splash out on the intricate gold or silver filigree jewellery which is also a traditional craft here in Sardinia.

Coral Jewellery at Cala Gonone

Coral Jewellery at Cala Gonone

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    July 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    love that accessories.. it’s elegant and fashionable.. me also loves window shopping.. it’s my way of checking the best item to buy with cheap or has reasonable price.

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    January 8, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Hi…Can you pls gve me address of shop of where we can buy coral strings in london….pls…

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      January 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

      @Sindhu So sorry I can’t advise you on that but I highly recommend Alghero in Sardinia for coral

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    Lhundup tsering
    September 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I find your red Corel so interesting and I really wanted to have more information on availablilty. I wonder if you have them in bigger size. please let me know, I wanted to buy some. Sent me some details of your red Corel. Looking forward to hearing you soon.

    Lhundup Tsering

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