It's all in the details....this lovely necklace offers intricate coral carvings that perfectly capture the essence of fragrant white roses in full bloom.
Offering the desirable long length of 24-1/2 inches, this necklace offers 43 uniformly sized carved rose beads, ranging from 9.6-9.8mm. There are also forty-four 5.5mm beads that are strung in an alternating size design.
The larger beads are hand carved from angel skin coral in a rose petal motif, with slight blushes here and there. The smaller beads are carved from pure white coral that is perfectly matched to the larger carved rose beads. The necklace is finished with a 5/8" 14K yellow gold cabochon clasp. This cabochon is also carved in rose motif. The clasp features a tongue and groove closure and a figure 8 safety clasp for added security.
The carved rose cabochon measures 14.5mm wide by 13mm tall. It is peg mounted and beautifully showcased with a bed of gold leaves which form a cup around the blossom. The back of the clasp is hand pierced in a flower design. It is hallmarked "14K" and weighs 62 grams.
This necklace has been professionally cleaned and restrung. The soft white hue of these beads is very pure with pink, rather than the yellow undertones often seen in Chinese white coral. None of the beads exhibit any natural fissures or pits, which is a difficult achievement when carving into the bead surfaces for fancy roses such as this. The coral is natural, undyed and untreated with heat or bleach. The glow of pristine natural coral is unparalleled and oh so addictive. Should you prefer, there are enough of the larger beads to create a shorter necklace. However, longer lengths are now so en vogue, we think you will love this one just the way "she" is. The smaller smooth beads do add extraordinary contrast and beautifully showcase the rose carvings.
The coral is supple and without inherent crevasses or use related cracks, damage to the beads or or smoothing to carvings. The clasp is in excellent condition and without damage or evidence of any prior repair. There are no chips to the carved rose cabochon and there are no dings, dents, etc. to the box clasp itself. Both the clasp and the safety catch close securely with a definitive click.
At 24.5", this necklace nicely coordinates with any style neckline, even neatly fitting into a v-neckline. And, of course, with this length it fits easily over the head without need for clasping and unclasping. This is what we call a "throw and go" design, that is just perfect for busy women. The beads are nicely sized and the beautiful clasp looks great worn at the side or back.
This hue and size of this necklace makes it easy to pair with everything in your closet. It is as perfect with a t-shirt as it is with a business suit, little black dress or a simple sundress. Pair it with a great pair of coral earrings and you are ready to impress.
Of course, this 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. Fast & Free shipping to USA, with discounted international shipment rates.
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