This lavish natural red coral necklace is a double delight!
Circa 1930's, this rare red beauty is crafted of 104 natural, untreated oxblood red coral beads in two strands and fitted with an 18K yellow gold clasp. The beads are hand carved in the classic off round shape utilized through the 1940's. The longest strand includes a 13mm bead at center and graduates down to 6mm at the clasp. The shorter strand measures 16-1/2" long. Both lengths include the clasp closed.
This clasp design resembles a sea urchin. It measures 16.5mm wide and has a 6mm coral bead peg set at center. It closes with a wide tongue and groove closure and has a locking safety catch on either side. Its back side is a hand pierced floral design. The clasp is hallmarked "K18". The necklace weighs 61.2 grams.
The double strand design gives a full and fabulous look on the neckline. The rich hue is a deep oxblood red with earthy tones that flatter any complexion and hair color. The coral is natural, not dyed, heated or treated in any manner. The hand carved beads are smoothly polished to a soft sheen. The bead surfaces are close to flawless, with only a handful of natural pits on smaller beads visible under magnification.
The coral is of Mediterranean Sea origin with the clasp most likely crafted in Italy. The beads are hand cut from very dense, old coral and completely finished by hand. The uniform depth of hue is amazing. There are no white spots or veins nor brown or black enzyme markings. This coral exhibits the legendary and breathtaking oxblood red that has turned heads and made hearts beat madly for generations. The engaging color of this necklace is so richly intense, yet warm, and challenging to capture with our camera. Photos are taken in both studio and natural lighting, exhibiting a slightly different hue.
The necklace has been freshly restrung. The coral is in excellent, supple condition. There are no chips or cracks to any of the beads and the clasp is in excellent working condition. This necklace is ready to wear and enjoy (or gift) upon arrival.
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.
Rare 18K Gold Double Strand Oxblood Red Coral Bead Necklace 61.2 grams
$5,995 $6,595 SALE
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