Some kind of wonderful! Offering some of the largest Precious quality coral beads we have seen in some time, this 18K natural Momo coral necklace is magnificent.
With a length of over 22 inches, this necklace features the very best quality coral once harvested in the Pacific Ocean near Japan. There are a total of 39 beads ranging in size from 10mm at the clasp up to 18.3mm at center. There are four beads at 16.5mm, slowly graduating down to 12.2mm at mid-line. Out of 39 beads, 21 are over 12mm in this graduated design. The necklace is fitted with an 18K yellow gold barrel clasp with a self-locking plunger closure. With clasp, the strand measures 22.5 inches long and weighs 120.3 grams.
The Momo coral variety is officially classified as light red to salmon but presents in person as a vivid, deep salmon hue with a handful of white spots and or veins that are inherent to the this Pacific variety. The coral is flawless and possesses a beautiful fingerprint (growth plate), with pristine surfaces that are polished to a high gloss. The beads are carved in full rounds.
We estimate age at late 1960's to early 1970's, a time when the pairing of top quality Precious coral and master craftsmanship knew no bounds. This necklace offers total perfection.
The hue of this necklace is difficult to capture in still photos. Our photos reflect both studio and natural daylight. However, neither will quite match the glow of coral when viewed in person due to its unique light refraction qualities. We are happy to send additional photos upon request.
This beautiful necklace will delivered in a lovely presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy coral care instructions.
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