Fiery and fantastic, this natural red coral bead necklace is a beauty! Just like Her. Coral is a great gift idea for any occasion. Its lure is like none other.
Measuring 19 inches long, strung neat (without knots), this coral necklace offers the traditional fiery hue of Japanese Momo coral, without the white veins. The beads are carved in antique near round shapes, traditional for beads before the 1950's. These beads graduate from 11.9mm at center, down to 7.2mm at mid-line, and then down to 5.7mm at the clasp that is fitted with a gorgeous carved coral rose. The rose carving exhibits a slight kiss of white at center, as is inherent to Momo coral. The rose itself measures 10.3x6.5mm and is bezel set in a Sterling Silver mount with gold vermeil finish. It is hallmarked "STERLING", The necklace weighs 36.7 grams.
We estimate the age of this necklace to be 1930's-1940's and it is in excellent condition. The coral is supple and no beads are cracked or chipped. The coral rose is not chipped or cracked. The clasp is in excellent working condition. The quality of this coral is second to none. The uniformity of the beads' color is more in line with the characteristics of Mediterranean coral but the white veining, intense hue and Sterling hallmark tell us this is Japanese Momo coral. The coral has a satin sheen and is not high polish like modern corals beads. We can offer repolishing services for this necklace. Please contact us for pricing. We can also offer restringing with knots if preferred.
This necklace pairs beautifully with a grand pair of 14K Momo coral earrings also currently available, our Item LW-19-161.
This necklace is a great gift idea, or treat yourself. It looks great with all complexions and its beauty will not go unnoticed. It will be delivered in a lovely presentation box, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy coral care instructions. Need gift wrap, too? We are happy to help.
Cameo Couture offers Fast & Free shipping to the USA with discounted international rates. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with no silly restocking fees. Wrong color, wrong size? No problem, simply return for a full refund.