This is a quality antique high carat gold 'red coral' gemstone stickpin. The stickpin is collet-set with an 'oval shaped' red coral gemstone depicting a carved head and bust of a Georgian lady. The stone is in lovely condition and of size 23.0mm x 10.0mm. There is decorative 'beading' all the way around the outer perimeter of the gemstone, at a lower level. The gemstone is exposed to the reverse and the pin is attached to the head of the stickpin by 4 twisting mounts. The length of the stickpin is 85.0mm and it weighs 4.7 grams. It is unique and in lovely condition throughout with an abundance of charm and character.
*Coral gemstone is organic, formed by living organisms. It forms from branching, antler-like structures created from coral polyps in tropical and subtropical ocean waters. When the coral polyps die, the hardened skeleton remains, and this material is what is used as a gemstone. It is mostly Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3).
*A stickpin is worn on a jacket or used to hold the ends of a necktie in place.