Precious coral for that most precious gal on your gift list. Long and dazzling, this 18K faceted coral bead necklace is exquisite. Fine Sardinian red coral beads are always delightful. Those of fine Precious quality are indeed a vision for the eyes. Perfectly faceted to perfection, a tribute to fine Italian craftsmanship. Finished with a classic 18K cabochon clasp? Priceless....
Crafted in Italy, this 18K coral bead necklace measures 30.5 inches long and showcases 81 beads which are meticulously carved to perfection. The beads are hand faceted barrel shapes that graduate from 12x11mm at center down to 6.5mm at the clasp. The beads graduate slowly, with 10mm next to center, then 9.5mm, then 8.5mm, etc. The beads at midline measure 9.4x6.3mm. The necklace features a classic 18K yellow gold clasp with a 15x8.5mm bezel set cabochon. This is a self locking tongue and groove closure with a figure 8 safety catch for added security. The clasp is hallmarked "750". The necklace weighs 43.5 grams.
The coral is Mediterranean in origin, with age estimated to be from that grand Mid Century period of late 1950's-1960's. The actual hue is a uniform tomato red without white spots or veins. See photo no 6 for a side by side color comparison of this necklace at left and a faceted oxblood coral necklace/bracelet at right.
The beads are precision carved with minute surface flaws visible on a few beads only when magnified. There are no black enzyme marks. Only the densest coral is selected for faceting, as coral's inherent growth plates are easier (but not easy) to circumnavigate in round bead shapes. The multitude of facets in each bead splendidly catch the light, where low or bright, to provide a virtual light show on the neckline. The beads are polished to a soft sheen. Feminine, substantial and just oozing with elegance.
All is in excellent condition. The coral is supple with no age/care related cracks or chips to the beads. The necklace has recently been restrung on red silk thread and it is ready to wear and dazzle upon arrival.
Coral such as this is no longer being harvested with remaining coral inventories carefully conserved. Faceted beads have become art history. Always a classic choice, a great coral necklace never goes out of style and is a perfect accessory for casual, business and dressy occasions. Coral is the gemstone that accessorizes you, bringing a youthful glow to all complexions.
We have over 35 years of experience with a vast inventory of precious corals. (Yes, we do adore coral). For worry-free purchases, personal service and expertise, let Cameo Couture be your Coral Connection.
We guarantee your satisfaction with a No Hassle Return Policy. Wrong color, wrong length, or just not "you"? No problem, simply let us know within 3 days of receipt and return for a full refund.
This coral necklace will be delivered in a lovely presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy coral care instructions. Coral loves "company" as it thrives against your skin. The best care you can give coral is to wear it!
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