Coral has been used for jewelry and artworks since ancient times. For example, in ancient Egypt, 2000 years ago, coral jewelry was very popular. It was even used as a form of trade with amber. In ancient Italy, marriage proposals or engagements were validated with gold or silver coral jewelry. It was considered an oath of allegiance and trust in one another until death.
An extremely rare necklace in 15ct with beautiful coral beads, this color of coral is one of the most coveted in the antique jewelry world, a vibrant peach shade. This necklace is hand crafted with 49 coral gems, and 6 wonderful caned and decorated 15ct gold station beads, each on top-and-bottom closed wire setting.
Materials & Features: 15k gold, coral (49 coral gems)
Age/Origin: Victorian, Italian, c. 1870
Measurements: 24" in length, 44 grams
Condition: Very good condition. Some minor wear to the gold beads, one dent on bottom most circular bead. Barrel clasp.
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