Introducing outrageous 15k coral earrings featuring two sensual carved coral flowers with 3 graduates coral drops in the archaeological revival manner. These quintessential Victorian earrings will star in any collection.
In the Victorian era, wearing coral was thought to promote good health.
The deeper meaning of coral leads back to ancient Romans. The story of Perseus, the sea monster, tells that coral the petrified seaweed covered in the blood of Medusa's head. Poseidon used the stone in his palace as well, making coral a prominent component of mythology. The Romans believed in the luck of coral, a sentiment revived by the Victorian era. Children often wore the stone, with the belief that it could cure snake bites or poison.
Materials and Features: 15k gold, carved coral
Age/Origin: English, Victorian, c. 1870
Measurements: 1.25" in length, 2.7g each
Condition: Very good condition- please have an up close look at the photos to note some subtle chipping to the coral flowers, to be expected in earrings so delicate and historical. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.