Ancient Romans believed that wearing coral would protect children, and hung pieces of it around their necks. Women wore it as a charm against sterility. It was thought to quiet tempests and insure that the wearer would never be struck by lightening. The stone became very popular during the Victorian Era, where it was incorporated, usually by Italian jewelers, into all forms of decorative wear. The bright, warm hue and the lore of protection appealed to the symbolic trends of the time. This gorgeous and eye-catching ring has the coral turned up to eleven! A long rectangular cabochon is set in 10k yellow gold, studded with even more coral!
Size (can be resized): 7.5
Dimensions: Ring top is 2cm at widestpoint
Weight: 7.5 grams
Materials: Gold, Coral
Metal: 10K yellow gold
Condition: Very good antique condition; some abrasions on coral commensurate with age.