The combination of deep red coral set in six chains with a wonderful lava cameo serving as the clasp makes this bracelet a true collectors dream. We are taken by the carving of the cameo with the depth and quality of the portrait. She is absolutely beautiful! It is set in a 9K frame with a clasp that is clearly marked.
We estimate the age to be mid-Victorian, but friends in the antique jewelry business advise that it could be earlier. The coral is believed to be Sardinian in origin and the entire piece may be of Italian origin.
The bracelet is 7 inches in length and weighs 18.3 grams. The cameo itself measures 1 inch top to bottom and just under an inch side to side. There is a slight mark of discoloration below the face of the carve figure. We hesitate trying to remove the stain. It does not harm the superb carving in any way. The frame is 9K rose gold and closes securely. A security chain could be added for additional safety if so desired.
Overall, the condition is fine for the age. It would be an excellent addition for a cameo collector or anyone who loves the color of the coral.
Unusual Antique Coral & Cameo Bracelet
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