Dedicated to Sustainable Resources and Preserving our Coral Reefs

Despite - or perhaps because of- its beauty, nobody can ignore that coral is in danger and preservation of coral reefs is essential.

GURHAN is dedicated to protecting the integrity of our earth’s natural resources. Sustainable, ethical sourcing is a top priority and a cornerstone of our decisions as to where and from whom we acquire our materials, whether diamonds or precious stones, gold or coral.

Where, then, does GURHAN coral come from and why are we featuring it in a collection this season ?

More than 20 years ago, concerned for the future of our reefs, GURHAN made the decision to cease the purchase of coral and since that time we have made only limited, intermittent releases of One-of-a-Kinds utilizing the small stock of coral carried over from the past. This season we are using the final pieces of our vintage coral in a collection that is a tribute to the splendor of nature. Following this limited release, we will not be producing any future coral collections as a commitment to preserving our precious resources.

Coral Throughout the Ages

Coral jewelry dates back to well before ancient Rome where it was used in jewelry to protect children and ward off evil. In the 1920’s, Art Deco designers began mixing it into highly stylized designs in combination with lapis, onyx and diamonds.

Coral in Modern Times

While the stone is used more sparingly today due to environmental concerns, the color of coral has surged in popularity. Citing it as both vibrant and mellow, international trend forecaster, Pantone, voted Coral “2019 Color of the Year.”

A Limited Opportunity

This season GURHAN introduces a truly special selection of One-of-a-Kinds. Discover the beauty of this limited collection of smooth, silky, cabochon coral, highlighted by the warmth of 24K gold.

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Tens of thousands of marine species live part of their lives on coral reefs. Coral reefs cover less than 0.2% of our oceans, but they contain 25% of the world’s marine fish species!