I’m asking this for a non-computer friend of mine.
She loves coral and especially chunk coral. She bought a lovely
"rough" necklace of chunk coral and turquoise and silver. She
took it out to wear it and the coral smelled awful. I suspect it
wasn’t properly processed, and she agrees.
Question is, is the smell (which smelled just like the outskirts
of the Great Salt Lake to me) organic, and can it be removed?
When I used to process tiny animal bones for southwestern bead
jewelry, I’d boil, then soak in a light bleach solution, then an
overnight soaking in hydrogen peroxide to get the organic matter
out of it. Seems a bit drastic for coral, though. Any coral
experts around? Kelly