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Magnificent 18K Oxblood Red Coral Faceted Bead Necklace & Bracelet Suite - 42.3 grams
Red, hot and coral! Discover the wonder.
This 18K oxblood red coral necklace and bracelet suite offers the enchanting beauty of oxblood coral with the added sparkle of expert faceting. The dark red hue, crisp facets and high gloss sheen will capture her heart and soul.
This necklace and bracelet suite features hand carved natural oxblood coral from the Mediterranean Sea that is paired with matching 18K yellow gold clasps. The necklace measures 20" long and the bracelet is 7.5" long. Both feature barrel shaped beads that are graduated in size, with the necklace beads ranging from 11x10.5mm at center down to 7x6mm and the bracelet beads ranging from 7x5.5mm at center down to 6x5.5mm at the clasp. The yellow gold clasps are a full round love knot design with tongue and groove closure, with each measuring 12.5mm by 8mm thick. The necklace weighs 33.9 grams and the bracelet weighs 8.4 grams, total weight of 42.3 grams.
Actual hue is the deep blood red that exhibits a slight warmth, the signature color of Mediterranean oxblood corals. This coral is natural and undyed and not treated in any manner. The hue is solid and without inherent white veins or black or brown enzyme marks. The coral exhibits a beautiful fingerprint (growth pattern that is easily discernible under magnification. The faceting pattern is tight and uniform. Only the densest coral is selected for faceting, due to the tedious carving (as opposed to standard rounds), as well as possible exposure of natural inclusions that often lurk just beneath the surface of round beads.
There are only a handful of natural surface fissures that are visible only when magnified. The majority of coral beads are carved into smooth rounds as it is easier for carvers to mask the natural creation process of this bounty of the sea. The beads are polished to a nice gloss. Should you need additional color reference photos, please contact us. We have a wide variety of red corals in stock and are happy to help.
Both necklace and bracelet are in superb condition without wear to the corals' facets. The clasps are in like new operating condition. The necklace and bracelet have been restrung on red silk, knotted between each bead, in our signature hand tied method. This method keeps the beads tight, giving you more coral to the inch, and also prevents slippage which preserves the stringing longer than the standard pearl knotting method.
This lovely necklace and bracelet set will be delivered in an elegant presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy coral care instructions.
Shipment is free via your choice of USPS Priority Express (overnight to most cities) or FedEx 2 Day delivery. International shipment via USPS Global Express (recommended for its 3-4 day arrival) or USPS Registered Air Mail (this method may take 2-3 weeks to clear your customs office). Please contact us for specific questions regarding shipment.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Red/gold, Size: 20" & 7.5", 42.3 grams
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