This is such a beautiful Victorian woven coral bead necklace. In mint condition with the original silver and marcasite clasp, it is unique in the three distinct layers which are expertly connected.

Designed in three graduated layers, the beads are beautifully matched for color and size in each section and are masterfully woven into a fantastic collar-style necklace.

The genius assembly of these many coral beads met the talent and quality of the workmanship which wove them and created such an outstanding necklace. Characteristic of the 1870-90’s during the Victorian period, this piece has survived perfectly with no restoration or damage.

The clasp is charming with a pretty piece of matching coral in the center surrounded by 8 marcasites which are, in turn, surrounded by 16 marcasites, with 2 marcasites set in a single section with miligrain detail. The back of the clasp looks like it is stamped “835” for silver. On each side of the clasp, 3 silver beads (3.5mm) top off the coral.

The outer row measures approximately 7mm, the center row approximately 5-6mm and the inner row approximately 5mm. Unfastened, and in a gentle curve, the necklace length is approximately 16 ¼.” When I put it on, I was surprised by how much bigger the fit is than meets the eye.

Because it is woven, it has a wonderfully organic movement to it, moving on the neck when worn and never appearing rigid when at rest. This is a prize from the Victorian period and a special piece of jewelry!

ITEM ID
752365
TYPE
Fine
COLOR
Silver
STONE
Coral
STYLE
Victorian
ITEM SIZE
approx. 16 1/4" Long
ITEM TYPE
Antique
MATERIAL
Beads

Adorn

Amazing Victorian Graduated Woven Coral Bead Necklace

$2,550

Add to Cart
Email Shop Owner
Alert

15 other shoppers are interested in this item


    From Apriori Antique Jewelry - Selective Antique and Estate Jewelry and Objets d'Art
    Unique Antique and Estate Jewelry. Flexible layaway available. Contact us to realize your jewelry dreams!

    Gold

    since 2009

    Shipping:
    USPS Priority Mail
    $44.00 USD
    Insurance:Included
    Est. Tax:We are unable to obtain a tax quote at this time.
    Shipping to: USA
    change