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Gorgeous 18K Sardinian Red Coral Bead Double Strand Necklace Cabochon Clasp 60.8 grams
Get ready! Heads will turn and others' hearts will yearn for this gorgeous red coral necklace.
Featuring two strands of natural Mediterranean red coral, its extraordinary 18K cabochon clasp is an eye popper! Circa 1965, this necklace offers a slice of grand Mid century elegance in a classic design that transcends time. Offering great lengths of 19-1/2" and 20-1/2", the necklace is a graduated two strand design with an extraordinary 18K yellow gold cabochon clasp. It features 145 natural Sardinian red coral beads that range from 6.5mm to 11.3mm on the longer strand, and 5.6mm to 10.8mm on the 19-1/2" strand.
The oversized clasp features a 16.13x7mm round button cabochon that is bezel set in an 18K gold yellow gold mount with a solid back. The clasp is 3/4" in diameter and just under 1/2" thick. It is fitted with a tongue and groove closure with an easy to use released button, as well as a figure 8 safety catch for added security. The clasp is hallmarked "750" and the necklace weighs 60.8 grams. With the great demand for red coral necklaces and ever dwindling supply, the majority of great coral necklaces over 40 grams have disappeared, making this beauty an exceptional treat.
This necklace is Italian in origin and is strung in European style (clasp sits at the collar bone). This drape beautifully showcases the showpiece clasp. Should you prefer the clasp in standard back position, we are happy to customize for you at no additional charge.
The coral is natural, undyed and unwaxed. Actual hue is a deep, rich red with warm undertones. We have taken photos with bright LED studio lighting, in natural indoor light and outdoors in bright mid-day light. This hue is classified as Sardinian red. It is not oxblood and is slightly darker than tomato red. This coral variety color looks great on everyone, as it brings a youthful glow to the skin.
The hue is completely uniform and there are no white spots or veins, nor black enzyme markings. The beads are cut in full rounds. When magnified, we do see minute surface flaws on several beads. The tiny flaws are inherent and few and are not visible with the naked eye--even with close exam at 6 inches away--and certainly not visible when worn. This necklace presents beautifully and our pictures just do not do it justice. In fact, we believe that you will rejoice when you experience its beauty in person. We do offer satisfaction guaranteed. Not just perfect for you? Then simply return for a full refund. No questions asked.
Due to the mass marketing of dyed coral and paste beads in the 1960's, it was quite common for coral carvers to leave some inherent surface flaws in the beads. This served as assurance that indeed the coral was 100% natural and genuine Precious coral from the Mediterranean Sea, and not glass, reconstituted or dyed substitute.
All is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks to the coral beads or cabochon. The clasp is in excellent working order, with no evidence of prior repair. This necklace is sure to impress any one with a penchant for red coral. It is doubly grand with two strands and a sumptuous cabochon clasp set in 18K. Simply a true classic beauty that is ready to impress all over again.
This double strand necklace makes a very grand statement and is sure to make any woman's heart skip a beat. Its warm hue embellishes the neckline with a beautiful glow, times "two", in fact. It is just an absolutely gorgeous necklace that speaks to the eye, the touch, the heart and the soul.
It will be delivered in a lovely presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage. We will also include a copy of our easy coral care instructions. Coral is easy to wear and easy to love. But be careful--this wondrous gem of the Sea is highly addictive.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Red/gold, Size: 19.5" & 20.5" - 60.8 grams
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