A lovely vintage hand carved, hand polished and strung graduated white angel skin double strand coral bead necklace, completed with an 800 silver clasp, with a bezel set coral bead on it. Some of the beads have hints light pink hue running through them. Necklace is probably Italian in origin circa 1930/1940's. Each bead was totally hand worked, not with the help of machinery as they are today. If one looks closely, the beads are not perfectly round but have a little bit of a flatness on their poles or sides that have been pierced which attests to being hand formed. The inner strand is 17.5" in length and the largest bead measures approx. 12mm and the smallest approx. 5mm. Some beads have pink hue running through them and natural occurring surface imperfections.
A fine old angel skin coral double strand necklace in wonderful condition with with natural occurring flaws in the coral adding to its uniqueness. The great clasp is uncleaned but could easily be polished up if desired. It shuts with a firm click. Knotting is in perfect condition.