NOTE: This necklace is made with hand cut and polished coral beads and I believe that the beads are very old, almost antique. Their condition is impeccable, freshly cleaned, sparkly.
This Double Strand Queen Conch Shell angel skin coral necklace is made with Antique graduated coral beads of a charming and exquisite white color with swirls of pink. The beads are beautifully polished but they retain almost imperceptible traces of natural imperfections that give them extra charm. The beads are strung on some sort of strong silk and I believe that they were restrung in the 1950's. The necklace ends with a beautiful rectangular clasp closure accented with a faceted pink crystal surrounded by tiny marcasites. There is a mark on the clasp containing two letters GM. The top of the clasp is made in lower than 925 silver and the clasp underneath was originally gold plated (is not silver).
The beads are not perfectly round and they graduate as follows: 1st strand from the largest bead of 13 mm to 4.5 mm; the 2nd strand from the largest bead of 12 mm to 4.5 mm.
First strand is 21" long including the clasp.
Second strand is 19.5" long including the clasp.
Total weight of the necklace is 85 grams.
Condition is excellent, perfectly clean, ready to wear.
Antique Queen Conch Shell Angel Skin Coral Color Beads Double Strand Necklace 21" Long 85 grams