The royals are thought to have said "no" because of environmental concerns - eco groups are against stripping black coral
from the ocean.
Salome Tesi, who was stationed at the first stall the royals came to in the market, said the couple had been interested to see a display of tree-like black coral
on the table but politely declined to take away a carved necklace in the shape of a turtle.
assemblages from Machalilla National Park, Ecuador.
The air dried black coral
(1.5 Kg) was soaked in a mixture of chloroform/methanol (1:1) and allowed to stand at room temperature for few days.
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The third look of the bunch featured a bodice made from an intricate black coral
design paired with a billowing, abstractly printed skirt.
Formless sculptures, like black coral
colonies, slowly rotated on axis; each titled Twain Rocks, they are made of pages from Mark Twain's novels.
The beads are black coral
and amber but too big for everyday use.
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* INCREDIBLE sea-life is an everyday sight in these waters, from manta rays, big-eyed squirrel fish and bottlenose dolphins to exotic sponges and masses of black coral
Earlier, the presidential palace had urged an international boycott on black coral
products and other marine resources in a bid to preserve the country's biodiversity.
A black coral
collected near the Hawaiian Islands may set a new record for age among coral kind: some 4,200 years.