This rare antique bright natural coral (untreated in any way) necklace dates circa 1880 s, it is composed of 138 faceted barrel-shape beads.
At that time such corals were found in The Mediterranean Sea, today the only source is antique jewelry.
This quality of coral is very rare to find today.
The necklace is in very good condition. There are some very tiny natural blemishes, see pictures.
The necklace is composed of 138 hand faceted, all different barrel shape beads of deep orange salmon color, measuring 5.5 mm – 4.5 mm diameter (only a few measure 3.8 mm).
The necklace is 67 cm (26.3 inches) long, weighing 21.7 grams, and secured with a latter 18 k gold circle spring clasp (acid tested).
The necklace has been newly strung.
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