Coral has long been used as a decorative material in many cultures around the world. Besides, it is one of the most popular materials used in fine jewelry, with some exceptional pieces found even in prehistoric European and ancient Egyptian burials. Plus, there are truly amazing Chinese coral figurines that every collector would love to have in his or her collection. Coral is indeed a unique and very beautiful material, so there is nothing surprising about the fact that you might want to buy corals when traveling abroad and bring them home. The only question is whether you can do it or not.
First of all, it should be noted that corals play a crucial role in the functioning of marine ecosystems. Moreover, corals are essential for creating new atolls and reef formation, which makes their preservation very important for the entire world. For this reason, more than 1,500 species of coral are now protected under CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), including black corals, red corals, blue corals, lace corals, fire corals, organ pipe corals, and stone corals. This simply means that whether you want to buy fine jewelry made of coral, Chinese coral figurines, or any other items made of this amazing material and bring them to the United States, in most cases you will need to obtain special permits. The same applies to objects made of mammoth ivory and rosewood.
The good news is that at Fine Art Shippers, we can make the entire process of shipping fine jewelry made of coral, Chinese coral figurines, and other items that require special export/import permits as streamline, fast, and smooth as possible. Moreover, being a professional fine art shipping company, we operate not only within the United States but also internationally, which means that we have reliable partners in many countries worldwide. As a result, you can contact our team with any problem you have, no matter whether it comes to shipping modern art overseas or obtaining CITES permits for the transportation of Chinese coral and other valuables.
What is no less important, each service that we offer at Fine Art Shippers is very competitively priced, so do not think that you will need to spend a fortune on a high-quality service. Just request a free shipping quote and verify this for yourself!