Embrace your inner mermaid with this beautifully feminine Mediterranean precious coral antique bead necklace.
Hailing from the Deco era this necklace is a dainty gem, the front 3 beads are graduated with a larger one in the middle, a slightly smaller one flanking it at each side and the rest of the beads a smaller size still but matched in size.
The red coral is natural and undyed, it is a delicate salmon colour and is beautifully polished, the shade is a pale orangey colour, not really pink or red. We have made a notation on the photo that shows the closest to life colour match on our monitor.
Because the coral is both natural and antique no single bead is identical but they are beautifully matched. The beads are professionally strung onto red silk necklace cord and hand knotted between each one. The necklace terminates in a gold spring ring clasp and the cord is strengthened with gold filled french wire at both ends where it meets the clasp. The necklace fastener isn't marked so it is likely rolled gold/gold filled.
MATERIALS: rolled gold
GEMSTONE: Mediterranean red coral, 106 beads, sizes: central bead 6.4mm, 2 side beads 4.3mm, remaining beads 3.4mm
MEASUREMENTS: Necklace length 16-1/2" (42cm)
WEIGHT: 4.8 grams
CONDITION: In very, very good antique condition with expected signs of age and slight surface wear. We see no damage to any of the coral just growth lines and natural inclusions. The silk cord is faded but still has plenty of life in it with no sign of any deterioration. The clasp and french wire is a little tarnished with age.
At Mercy Madge we offer distinctive and unique antique and vintage jewellery. Each piece is carefully hand selected by us, for you. We rarely come across two identical old treasures, once they are gone, they are truly gone!
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