What happens to coral after it breaks from the reef and washes ashore?

Some coral sit as memories on dusty bookshelves after being picked up by the small hands of excited children visiting the beach. Others will find their way to decorative jars, or super-glued to some hanging piece of coastal art. However, there are a select few that will find their way to the shores of Java, Indonesia where they may cross paths with the Jinja Team. Jinja’s silversmiths tread the breath-taking coasts of Indonesia, hunting down bits of coral that can later be recycled into stunning jewelry designs. Each coral is hand-sculpted, painted, polished, and embellished with sterling silver. This process took years to perfect, as there were many barriers to overcome when recycling broken coral to form sustainable and fashionably captivating statements.