During the Victorian era, wearing coral was thought to promote good fortune and health. The deeper meaning of coral leads back to ancient Romans. Poseidon used coral in his palace, making coral a prominent component of mythology. The Romans believed in the luck of coral, which was a sentiment revived by the jewelry of the Victorian era.
Is it a hot dog? Is it a sausage? Oh, maybe it's coral? The best part about this pendant is that it will bring you good luck regardless of what you perceive it as. If not a conversation starter, this rare pendant will at the very least turn some heads. In great color and scale for a Victorian example, this pendant also features a large O-ring topper, allowing it to fit through almost any chain!
Materials and Features: coral, 18k gold
Measurements: 2.75", 11.8 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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