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Chinese Dragon Royale-Angel-Skin Coral 158 grams : Magnifique
This magnificent angel-skin, blemish-free, coral necklace was made by me Designer of The Reckless Necklace of Oklahoma City a few months ago. The angel-skin corals are vintage probably pre 1960's. The amazing smaller carved fluted ones weigh about 1 gram each. There are 54 of the fluted ones & they weigh 54 grams. The larger deeply-carved coral beads range from a whopping 18 mm to 15 mm to 13 mm. These are amazingly & extremely well-carved & are very shiny. There are 29 of the enormous angel-skin corals & they weigh 94 grams. These beads can cost as much $2,000.xx for this part alone because they are rare Chinese stylized dragon beads. On inner strand in middle is one bead 15 mm that is smooth and not carved. There are, also, smaller corals that weigh 10 grams. Altogether, the weight of the angel-skin corals is 158 grams. The entire necklace weighs 175 grams. The quality is as good as it gets. The origin of these very impressive corals is the Mediterranean Sea. The necklace is composed of two strands: the inner strand is 24 inches long, while the outer strand is 26 inches long. The necklace is strung on soft-touch soft flex medium .019 medium size wire. The findings are sterling, as well as the clasp. This is an amazing angel-skin coral necklace even if I do say so myself! It is expensive, because these carved angel-skin corals are very, very costly. Some indexes give angel-skin corals a value of $250-$300 per gram (which would be $40,000.)! This is what this quality of coral will be in about 10 years due to restrictions & dwindling supply. Large carved corals like these are really impossible to find even now-a-days. The necklace is called "Royale" because you both look & feel like a "Queen" when you wear it! It is so very pretty.
Length: 26 inches outer strand, 24 inches inner strand
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Pink, Size: 22 & 23 inches