Does coral jewelry make a good gift?
Corals are truly a gift from Mother Nature. They are made by living marine organisms, mature slowly over decades into beautiful reef structures and are some of the most biologically rich and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. Unfortunately, global climate change, unsustainable fishing, and pollution threaten them and they are dying off at alarming rates around the world. Yet they continue to be harvested for souvenirs, home decor and costume jewelry — especially during the holidays — which only further contributes to their decline. That's why it's best to leave corals and other marine life on the reef. Remember: corals are already a gift. Don't give them as presents.