This gorgeous 18K natural red coral bead necklace is indeed a coral purist's delight. A perfect year round accessory, but how great this necklace looks with a luxurious turtle neck sweater!
The necklace celebrates the natural curves of the red coral trees found in the deeps of the Mediterranean Sea. The beads are smoothly polished coral stalk cuts that have been left in their natural shape as opposed to the dictates of the standard round bead. This coral variety is a warm brick red, darker than tomato red with some brown undertones. It is not oxblood red but what we refer to as traditional red. The hue is uniform with no white streaks or spots. The coral is completely natural and undyed, and not treated in any manner.
As all coral is precious and few, these beads savor the natural growth pattern of coral with rough edges and surfaces sanded and polished to a silky gloss.The shape and size of each bead is unique, ranging in size from 16.5x10.8mm at center down to 8.5x6.75mm at the clasp. Despite their natural shape, these beads are soothingly smooth to the touch with minimal pitting.
The necklace measures 26-1/4" long (approximately 67cm). It closes with an engraved 18K yellow gold bead clasp that closes with a self-locking tongue and groove closure. The bead clasp measures 10mm. It has been tested at 18K yellow gold. There is a partial "50" hallmark on the tongue itself. The necklace weighs 54 grams.
This necklace has just been restrung and is ready to wear and enjoy upon arrival. It's deep and warm hue is just perfect for Fall, Winter and holiday fashions.
It will be delivered in a lovely presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage.