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This natural coral necklace is amazing, featuring two strands of 12mm beads, a fabulous carved clasp and weighing in at 252 grams, over 162 dwt! This double strand design showcases both the splendor of Mother Nature's skill and man's Old World craftsmanship. What a combination! Together, comes pure perfection in natural Precious quality angel skin coral, the best of the best.
Featuring two strands of perfectly matched angel skin coral beads, this necklace offers 252 grams of flawless beauty. There are 97 beads in a uniform 12mm range with exact measurements at 11.6-12.1mm. The longest strand measures 29 inches and the shorter strand measures 27-1/2 inches. Rarely do we see these two strand designs with beads of this size and length. And, of course, the pièce de résistance of this beautiful necklace is its expertly carved rose clasp. The carved coral rose itself measures 32mm long by 24mm wide. The rose rests on a large custom 14K yellow gold box clasp and is held securely in place with strategically placed prongs. The box clasp itself measures 24.5x20mm and features a wide tongue and groove closure. It is hallmarked "14K".
The coral is natural and not dyed or treated in any manner. The beads are full cut rounds and well matched. The coral is free of natural fissures and pits. Under magnification we see only 2 beads out of 97 (2%) that exhibit beneath surface lines close to their drilled bead hole, but not across the bead face. This is to be expected in white and angel skin coral beads with the average occurrence of surface lines at 20-25%.
The coral exhibits excellent luminosity (translucence) which gives the strands and the carved rose a significant glow. Hard to capture in a still photo, this luminous glow is what gives Precious coral its heart.
With the beads at 12mm and the length at 29 inches, the scale of this necklace is indeed one of the grandest we have seen in the last 20 years. While few in number, these long double strands are more often found with beads in the 9-11mm range. This bead size difference is quite significant.
We estimate the age of this necklace to be 1960's, but it is in exquisite condition. There are no chips or cracks or other age related issues with the beads and they still retain their original high gloss. The carved rose is flawless and without chips or cracks also. The clasp is in excellent working order.
What a gift to the senses. The manner in which light bounces off its extraordinary surfaces. The smoothness against your skin. The heft in your hand. We highly recommend you try this beauty. If it does not capture your heart completely, simply return for a full refund.
This beauty will be 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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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Blush/gold, Size: 12mm - 27" - 252 grams
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Grand 14K Gold Double Strand Blush Coral 12mm Bead Necklace Rose Clasp - 252 grams
$3,250 USD SALE PENDING
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