Red coral for Valentine's Day. Absolutely perfect idea.
The gate link bracelet is a classic design beloved for centuries. This beauty makes a dramatic statement, crafted in Precoius quality Mediterranean coral and 18K yellow gold. Old World craftsmanship never goes out of style and this spectacular bracelet is a fine example. This beautiful bracelet recaptures a design from well over 100 years ago that incorporates finely carved brick shaped cabochons that are connected with 18K wires and finished with a large 18K yellow gold clasp with magnificent cabochon accent. Beautiful to look at and a grand experience to wear, this bracelet is a magnificent gift idea of the lucky lady in your life.
This bracelet was crafted in Torre del Greco, Italy. It is new old stock circa 1990 and is in pristine, uncirculated condition. Featuring classic Sardinian Red coral cabochons, the bracelet measures 7 inches closed and 26mm wide (just barely over 1"). This bracelet is comprised of 72 individually carved cabochons, each measuring approximately 14x6mm. Each cabochon is curved on top and smoothly cut on back in a manner that magically keeps the oversized 18K clasp always presenting on top of the wrist without slippage. There are 9 rows of three cabochon links and 8 rows of 2 links, all loosely connected and capped at each end so as to move like a snake along the wrist.
The clasp is a beauty. There is no better partners than natural red coral and 18K yellow gold. The color play is amazing. This is a large box clasp design that measures 27,2mm tall (just over 1") by 13.2mm wide. A sumptuous 16,7x9.8mm oval cabochon is set in a raised bezel. The clasp features a wide tongue and groove closure which makes for easy on and off, all by herself! This type of box clasp is hollow and inclusive of cabochon measures 10.2mm thick (7/16"). Two 6mm wide connectors attach to the coral links, with the entire 18K gold span measuring 33mm across, or 1-5/16". There are no hallmarks on the clasp but it has been tested and is guaranteed at 18K. This showpiece bracelet weighs in at 39.1 grams.
The coral is flawless, and of course natural without any dyes, treatments or waxing. The color is deep red with warm undertones, darker than tomato red. Actual hue is deeper than our photos reflect, with earthy undertones. This is the classic Italian coral variety. It is not oxblood. The corals are smoothly cut and highly polished. The intricately designed gold link connectors are perfect in every way, as is the beautiful 18K clasp.
Purchased for investment only, this bracelet has never been circulated and it is ready upon arrival to make a little history with you. There are no nicks or nibbles to the coral, no loose wires or fittings and the clasp is flawless. It will be delivered in a lovely presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy coral care instructions.
Treat your best gal or treat yourself. Coral is the gift for the 30th wedding anniversary. It is also thought to protect from the Evil Eye, sickness and promote good luck. We can all use a bit of that magic, no? Of course, your and her satisfaction is guaranteed.
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The bracelet will be delivered in an elegant presentatiopn case, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy coral care instructions.
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