A beautiful strand of antique hand carved coral beads from the Victorian period.
Coral was very popular during this period and believed to provide the wearer with protection against evil. Infants often had coral bead necklaces or bracelets.
This strand of coral has rich salmon color beads, they are nicely graduated in size and very well matched for color.
The beads photographed darker on the black display.
The beads are natural, they have not been treated or color enhanced.
The strand measures 20.5" long, the largest center bead is 9mm, the smallest is 3mm.
Total weight is 25.8 grams.
The necklace closes with a sterling (tested) box clasp with a coral bead mounted on the top.
Excellent condition, no damage or visible wear.
An impressive strand of antique red coral beads.
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