What a lovely earlier vintage (I'm thinking circa 1940s) necklace and dangle earring set in brass tone. Wonderful branch coral is threaded then twisted around a thick reddish cord, culminating with brass tone filigree end caps. An additional strand of white milk glass beads, winding it's way through the coral, lends substance as well as definition. It's what really makes this set pop. While the necklace uses round white milk glass beads (approximately 5 millimeters) in conjunction with the branch coral, the screw back earrings are wired with tear drop shaped milk glass beads (about 11 millimeters x 4 millimeters). A single round bead dangles at bottoms. Necklace components are threaded / corded while earring components are wired. Lobe part of earrings utilize a white bead with coral wired through and around it. The bead itself is affixed with some type of glue to the "dish" portion of screw back mechanism.
The necklace is adjustable to about 14 1/2 inches with white bead extension chain and hook type closure. Through difficult to measure thickness of the necklace varies from about 5/8 inch to 7/8 inch. The earrings are approximately 2 inches long x 1 inch at their widest.
Condition of the set is excellent vintage. Components appear original and are intact. Necklace strands appear secure. No loose or pulled strands. All coral appears intact with no snap offs. All opaque white glass beads intact with no damage or discoloration. Earring wired components intact. Top white bead is glued securely to earring mechanism. Screw backs strong and secure. Brass parts have developed a fine patina. No polishing has been done. While in excellent condition please keep in mind that this set is authentic vintage and it will not appear new.
This is one of the more unusual combinations of branch coral and beads I've seen. The twist of white beads and coral in both the necklace and earrings adds that extra dash favored in high end vintage designer sets priced hundreds more.
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