So here are some sources for artificial / faux coral decor, available in many different colors, shapes and sizes.
Outer Banks Trading Group had their large Blue Coral and White Coral recently featured in Coastal Living. These faux corals are made from resin and sold on a mango wood base.
A detailed faux coral mounted on a clear crystal base from Caron's Beach House.
Artificial Coral Decor at Seaside Inspired includes bold bright colors and silver. Materials used to create these life like pieces are porcelain and resin.
Z Gallery's collection of artificial Corals also includes lovely beaded coral stems.
White Faux Corals at Pottery Barn.
And at Kohl's.
Then, at Jamali Gardens you can find faux Corals in white and in pink, plus they also have unique gold and silver branches.
Another option is to purchase coral decor from aqua culture farms. Look for outlets in your area that exclusively sell corals from culture farms. And ask the sales person about the source of their corals to make sure you are not buying those which are harvested from the sea.
Coral reefs cover a very small part of the ocean, less than 1 percent. But they contribute hugely to the sustenance of ecosystems needed in the oceans, attracting and supporting diverse sea life. Protecting coral reefs is a critical environmental issue. For more information read the article at Beach House Living.