DePaula Jewelers Crafts Diamond Pendant for Coral Reef Restoration Foundation
The Coral Reef Restoration Foundation
The Coral Reef Restoration Foundation has been restoring delicate coral, educating people, and developing innovative techniques to preserve and grow this marvelous underwater ecosystem.
One of the techniques used to restore the valuable Florida Keys coral is to grow staghorn, boulder star, elkhorn, mountainous star, pillar and blade fire corals in offshore, pioneering Coral Tree ® nurseries. From there, after six to nine months, they are transplanted to actual reefs, tethered by a non-toxic marine epoxy.
Restoring The Reef
Each of the aforementioned types of coral are threatened and keystone species, which help balance the fragile ecosystem. Currently, the Coral Reef Restoration Foundation is operating 7 offshore nurseries, from North Key Largo to Key West.
To support all the good work the Coral Reef Restoration Foundation is doing, DePaula Jewelers is donating a fine jewelry pendant. Jewelers at DePaula's crafted a 14k white gold diamond circle pendant with a 14k yellow gold coral center. The pendant has a total approximate carat weight of 1/2 CT. "Our Coral Reefs are vital for the Florida Keys. It is our duty to help restore and conserve these remarkable ecosystems," stated Rob DePaula, who helped craft the necklace. The necklace will be auctioned off at the Reef Gala.
Raise The Reef Gala on Saturday, April 1, 2017
This April 1, the foundation is holding a Raise the Reef Gala at Ocean Reef Club on Saturday, April 1. The event starts at 5:00 PM with a a VIP Cocktail Reception. The gala itself begins at 6:30 PM.