About us

Descendants of an ancient family committed to the commercialization of coral, Lello Orlando starts his business adventure in the late 1980’s taking over the family company in place of his father, Raimondo.  dannato Benefiting from the collaboration of valuable master artisans, he always profited from fishing high quality coral from around the world by using very antique techniques that have been passed down for generations.  This explains in the motto, “The best cut for the best coral”.  There are a wide variety of shapes of coral, from classic cuts to more elaborated ones depending on the tastes and needs of the buyer who’s always in search of the finest and high quality coral.  Our philosophy in the coral field is nothing is unachievable.  We are always dedicated to fully carrying out productive projects through highly detailed working methods which collect and conserve pieces of coral that when are put together create the completion of very unique coral pieces.  These methods have repaid us during the years by making our laboratory famous and allowing us to create fantastic jewels of rare beauty.

REGULATIONS

As of July 2008 at the request of China, species of coral coming from Asia (corallium secundum, corallium elatius, coral japonicum and corallium konojoi) have entered in the third appendix of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Following this date, the international sale of the aforementioned coral species outside of the member states of the 'European Union’ will be regulated under the existing legislation that has been  implemented in accordance with the international standards of CITES.  These legislation standards can be downloaded from the official website of the CITES: www.CITES.org 

 Here are some of the key points of these international standards. Some standards vary depending on whether the sale is made between operators or between operators and individuals.

SALE BETWEEN OPERATORS:

SALES WITHIN  NATIONAL TERRITORY  OR WITHIN THE EU

If the sale takes place within national territory or within the EU' s, CITES documentation is not required.

 

IMPORTS OUTSIDE OF THE EU

1.When you import from a non-EU country other than China, ask your supplier to send the goods with a "certificate of origin" and to include in the description of the invoice the scientific name of coral species that has been purchased. When the goods arrive at customs, and you present the CITES certificate documents of your country (in Italy it is the corpo forestale dello stato or in U.S.A. it is the fish and wild life bureau), you must ask the assigned staff member to conduct a "notice of importation."

2.When you import from China, ask your supplier to send the goods with a valid CITES sale document and to include in the description of the invoice the scientific name of coral species that has been purchased. When the goods arrive at customs, and you present the CITES certificate documents of your country (in Italy it is the corpo forestale dello stato or in U.S.A. it is the fish and wild life bureau), you must ask the assigned staff member to conduct a "notice of importation."

EXPORTS OUTSIDE OF THE EU

When selling outside of the EU, and when presenting the CITES certificate documents of your country (in Italy it is the corpo forestale dello stato or in U.S.A. it is the fish and wild life bureau), you must ask the assigned staff to emit a “certificate of re-exportation” in accordance with the following procedure:

 1. If the corals that must be re-exported have been imported before July 1st 2008, it is only necessary to introduce the sale invoice with the scientific name of the species that must be re-exported and the purchase invoice of the supplier along with the copy of the customs stamp which proves that the coral species has been effectively imported prior to the date of its entrance in the CITES convention.

2. If the corals have been imported after July 1st 2008 then you must present the sale invoice indicating the scientific name of the coral species that needs to be re-exported along with the copy of the “notification of import” and  the CITES certificate documents of your country (in Italy it is the corpo forestale dello stato or in U.S.A. it is the fish and wild life bureau) to assigned staff.

 It often happens in the world of trade, that those who must re-export are not the same as those who have imported.  Due to this reason, there must be a relationship of mutual assurance and understanding between customer and supplier.  On the one hand, this relationship of mutual assurance and understanding serves to supply all the necessary information for the acquisition of the CITES certification, and on the other hand it serves to guarantee the privacy of the trades in keeping information secret.

 Therefore, it could happen that a company that must send some corallium in convention to a country outside of the EU, in order to obtain the re-export certificate, must ask its own supplier for a copy of the customs stamps and the purchase invoices which evidences where the goods have been acquired and how much has been paid. Clearly this guarded information can be hidden by  blackening the name and the address of the company manufacturer and the value of the goods.

 In fact, this information is not required by the assigned staff in the presentation of the CITES certificate documents of your country (in Italy it is the corpo forestale dello stato or in U.S.A. it is the fish and wild life bureau). The assigned staff is only interested in knowing the date of import, the amount and the description of the goods with the scientific name of the coral species.  All other remaining information can be eliminated.

 

SALES BETWEEN PRIVATE COMPANIES OR SALES BETWEEN A PROFESSIONAL OPERATOR AND A PRIVATE:

If the sale happens between two private people or between a professional operator and a non-resident private within one of the countries of the UE, the CITES documentation is not required. In rare cases, some countries can foresee a more restrictive legislation that requires the presentation of a CITES tourist certificate. The procedure of acquiring a CITES tourist certificate is very simple and elastic and is carried out upon request to assigned staff by simply showing the purchase invoice when presenting the CITES certificate documents of your country (in Italy it is the corpo forestale dello stato or in U.S.A. it is the fish and wild life bureau). We advise the stores that have species of corallium in appendix in their own assortment, to make a preventive request so as to be able to immediately release the tourist certificate of re-exportation to the foreign customer in the act of a sale.

ESTIMATES

Our company also creates unique cuts exclusively requested by the customer.  You can ask without commitments, for a free estimate sending us a sample within our scale or of natural size of any material (wax, wood, plastic, metal, etc…) or you can send us a design by fax or e-mail with the different perspectives, dimensions, and colour tones you would like to achieve with coral or other material.  

SHADES OF COLOR OF RED AND SALMON CORAL

S8000406

SHADES OF COLOR OF PINK AND WHITE CORAL

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Contact us

LELLO ORLANDO SRL Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 153 80059 Torre del Greco (NA) - ITALY Tel.: +39 081 8823301 / Fax: +39 081 8813881 email: info@orlandolello.com We are present to international trade shows: - Vicenza Pav. 3 boothn N° 195 - Munich " Inhorgenta " Pav. C1 Boothn N° 501 - Hong Kong HKIJS (March) AWE - JGF (June ) CEC 3F 503 - JGF (Sept) WAE 10 T05

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