This rare antique bright natural coral (untreated in any way) necklace dates from the mid nineteen century; it is composed of 43 barrel-shape beads mounted on silver wire.
At that time such corals were found in The Mediterranean Sea, today the only source is antique jewelry.
The necklace is composed of 43 hand cut, all different barrel shaped beads of orange to deep red color, measuring 10 mm – 8 mm diameter. The necklace is 48 cm (18.9 inches) long, weighing 43.6 grams, and secured with a latter 18 k gold circle spring clasp (acid tested).
The necklace has been freshly re polished. There are some natural blemishes, see pictures.
The necklace is in very good condition.
This quality of coral is very rare to find today.
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