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.
Coral is one of the very few organic gemstones. It consists of a mass of skeletons of tiny marine invertebrates that once lived in a colony attached to rocks or other objects on the ocean floor. The variety of coral that is of interest to jewelers and mystics is referred to as “precious coral” and varies in color from blood-red to very pale pink.
This pair of earrings drop about 1.35" and look beautiful with any neutral look, day or night.
Materials and Features: 9k gold, coral
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1890
Measurements: 1.35", 1.9 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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