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Garden of the sea
Endowed throughout human history with mysterious sacred properties coral was was a symbol of energy and of vital strength, as well as a protection against the evil eye, used by Roamns and believed that could quiet the waves of the ocean, during Victorian era coral beads were worn to ward off evil spirits and provide good luck.
As testament to the treasures of the sea here is a mesmarizing coral necklace from Victorian era.
A precious gift from the Mediterranean sea is this necklace articulated salmon coral elements with their streamlined aesthetics and precise movement creating an alluring pendant, refined and feminine.
Seven hand carved natural salmon coral elements connected by gold links dangle freely in a distinctive pendant necklace.
Artfully crafted in 9 Kt yellow gold during Victorian era, tensted and marked.
Very good overall condition commensurate to use and age, clasp probably added later in time.
Great addition to any collection.
9 Kt yellow gold
assay on clasp
2 cylindrical elements of natural coral measuring approx 18.4 mm x 5 mm; 2 round beads of natural coral of approx 7.5 mm in diameter, 2 smaller natural coral drops measuring 3.6 mm x 5 mm ; 1 natural coral drop measuring 21.9 mm x 4.9 mm
central element is 4.5 cm long; necklace is 39 cm long measured open including clasp
very good overall condition, wear to few coral elements consistent with age