Black coral jewelry is indeed more rare or valuable than other types of coral jewelry.
Is black coral jewelry illegal?
It is illegal to bring black coral into Canada. Thanks for all the replies. The consensus seems to be that while purchasing black coral jewelry in Belize is legal, the coral is an endangered species underwater and purchasing it encourages merchants and jewelers to buy more, which means more is taken.
What is red coral jewelry?
Precious coral, or red coral, is the common name given to a genus of marine corals, Corallium. The distinguishing characteristic of precious corals is their durable and intensely colored red or pink-orange skeleton, which is used for making jewelry.