My oh my, this lovely natural coral bead necklace is a indeed a treasure from the past.
With nicely sized uniform beads in a neutral palette, it makes for a perfect accent for everything in your closet and is a great traveling companion. Circa late 1950's to early 1960's, this gorgeous 16 1/2" white angel skin coral necklace features 31 uniform large natural coral beads ranging from 11mm to 11.3mm. The beads are highest quality precious coral that have been hand polished to a soft sheen. The necklace closes with a 14K yellow gold (stamped) cabochon clasp that measures 7/8" by 1/2". The cabochon itself measures 13x10mm and is bezel set. This offset cabochon gives the clasp a Modernist flair. It features a wide tongue-in-groove push button closure that offers both easy on and off and sturdy security. It is in excellent condition, closing with a distinct "click". There is also a figure 8 safety clasp for added security.
The necklace weighs a heavy 64.6 grams as coral of this precious quality is very dense. The necklace is very substantial, yet so very feminine, like you might expect to see on Princess Grace or Audrey Hepburn. Very classic and very classy.
The coral's hue is a soft ivory to winter white with splashes of blush pink throughout that add subtle beauty to this necklace. Please note our group comparison photo of three additional angel skin coral necklaces available, with this necklace second from the right.
The coral is natural, the best of the best, and not bleached or treated in any manner. The beads are hand polished to a soft sheen. This necklace has just been restrung with silk and is ready to wear upon arrival. All is in excellent condition with no wear or age related damage to the coral or clasp.
Uniformly sized beads are difficult to find in coral beads, especially in sizes over 6mm. Graduated styled necklaces were the norm for many decades, so the majority of all vintage and antique coral necklaces will be graduated. These uniform sized 11+mm beads offer extraordinary size and a 16 1/2" length that is timeless.
This necklace can be worn with absolutely everything in your closet, from casual to business to dressy. Plus, this necklace makes a great gift idea for any occasion.
It will be delivered in an elegant presentation case, perfect for gift giving, along with a copy of our easy coral care instructions. We understand presentation is where its at and we provide it. As usual, priority shipping is free in the US and shipping rates are discounted internationally.