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Timeless elegance abounds in this lovely angel skin coral bead necklace. At well over 100 grams, this necklace is sure to bring joy to the discriminating diva in your life. And it will go with everything in her closet!
Showcasing a large carved coral rose clasp, this necklace features 35 natural angel skin coral beads ranging from 14.7mm at center down to 11.5mm at the clasp (only two at this size).Most of the beads are over 12mm with the midline beads averaging 12.8mm. There are also eighteen 14K yellow gold rondelles sprinkled along this strand that add just the right bit of sparkle. The coral rose measures 1-1/2" wide by 1" tall (38.2x25.7mm) and measures 3/4" at its thickest point. It is custom set in a 14K yellow gold frame crafted of a solid sheet of gold that is artistically pierced and fitted with a basket tongue and groove closure with locking pin clasp. The necklace measures 21.5 inches long and weighs in at 122.2 grams.
The coral is natural and not dyed, bleached, waxed or treated in any manner. The beads are full round cuts circa 1950's that were polished to a flawless finish with a soft glossy glow. The carved rose exhibits a few naturally inherent pits and fissures that are well disguised by the carver's artistry. The thick gold rondelles are original to the necklace. This beautiful necklace has just been restrung and is ready for gifting and enjoyment upon arrival.
Actual hue of this coral is a pure ivory with the slightest blush undertone. There are no pink spots or lines along the beads. From a distance, this necklace appears to be solid soft white, but upon close examination against a solid white background, the coral offers up its soft blushing glow. The coral rose is a perfect match for the beads with a minute blush point at its center.
The locking mechanism on this clasp is quite unique and a bit different than the usual figure 8 safety clasps we have become accustomed to over many years. A solid fold over flap is fitted with a post that locks into the center of the clasp box chamber for a completely tight and secure closure. This post is pointed and thus slightly sharp, but it sure does a great job supporting this necklace' weight of over 120 grams. Of course, due to gravity, clasp wear is an issue for all heavy weight necklaces over time if not fitted with some type of safety catch. I have to say we have never seen another example of this type of closure but hands down it does the trick much better than a modern figure 8 safety clasp. The entire clasp is just exquisitely crafted from its stellar carving down to every aspect of its custom gold mount.
All is in excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks to either the beads or the rose. The gold clasp mount is also in excellent condition with its closure and safety catch in excellent working order. This necklace is a bountiful vision to behold in person as our photos do not do justice to its whisper soft hue or its wondrous light refraction.
It will be delivered in an elegant presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy coral care instructions. Together, the beauty, top quality and superb condition of this necklace make it a timeless and luxurious treasure that is absolutely perfect for gift giving. Or treat yourself.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: White blush/gold, Size: 21.5 inches - 122.2 grams
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White Angel Skin Coral Large Bead Necklace w/ 14K Carved Rose Clasp
$2,495 USD SALE PENDING
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