Embrace your inner mermaid with this beautifully feminine Mediterranean precious coral bead vintage necklace.
Hailing from the mid 20th century the necklace features small coral beads evenly graduated along the length and it is a good weight for the size of the beads. The red coral is natural and undyed, it is a beautiful vivid tomato red colour and opaque with scatterings of tiny mollusc holes and because it is natural no single bead is identical.
The beads have been expertly strung onto red silk necklace cord so the necklace lies beautifully. The stringing is finished with French wire at each end each end and it fastens with a spring ring catch. The necklace fastener isn't marked and is likely rolled gold/gold filled.
MATERIALS: clasp, rolled gold
GEMSTONE: Mediterranean red coral, approx. 106 beads: central bead 6.4mm graduating to 3.2mm at the ends
MEASUREMENTS: Necklace length 16-1/2" (43cm)
DATE: approx. 1940-1950
WEIGHT: 11.2 grams
CONDITION: In very, very good vintage condition with expected signs of age and light surface wear. We see no damage to any of the coral beads just growth lines and natural inclusions. The stringing shows no signs of deterioration although the French wire at the ends has darkened with age. The clasp is in perfect working order.
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