A charming bouquet of vines and bars present the single carved red coral rose beautifully in this 3" long and impressive bar brooch. The setting is tested, confirmed 12k yellow gold, and the antique box stays with it to protect it, though it is not original to this big beauty. All details in our images. The gift of a red coral amulet such as this is a gift of symbolism that provides protection from harm for its owner and wearer. Coral has long been thought of as a protective amulet. Going back to ancient times, it was thought to be the solidified tendrils of the blood from the severed head of Medusa, and to have the properties of protection for the wearer, particularly if the wearer is a child. Such interesting lore attends these old pieces, and the traditions cross over into modern times.
Very good condition, no breaks or cracks. The brooch is as it originally was over 130 years ago. Mid-late Victorian era, nice impressive size!
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