What is Italian coral?

Can someone tell me what Italian Coral is? I 've seen it at the shows
in Tucson many times and while it’s expensive, it’s not outrageously
priced. When I have inquired about it at different venders, I’m told
it is not dyed.

Thank you,
Debbie Parent

It is a natural red coral that has been illegal to collect for about
30 years. I cannot believe that it is commonly available at a
reasonable price. I suspect that it is not what it is claimed to be.