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. This tiny Victorian era brooch is a beautiful example of an amulet of protection, often given as a child left home for the first time, I'm told. A charming sentiment, a beautiful tradition. Might be the perfect thing for your own child or grandchild as he/she goes off to college this Autumn, no? In any case, a stunning Victorian brooch for the sophisticated collector's stash. Coral is stunning, set as it is in this 18K (.750) brooch. Delicate and tiny, perfect to wear on a gold chain, as a pendant.
Very good condition, just as you see it. Dates to mid-1800s.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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