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Luana Coonen Merah necklace

Luana Coonen’s Merah Necklace

By Tina Snyder

While beachcombing during a trip to Indonesia, jewelry designer Luana Coonen happened upon a treasure trove of red coral. “A storm had just swept in all of these amazing little pieces of coral, and I thought, ‘I can make great jewelry out of this,’” she recalls.